Welcome to Cockburn Town
It's hard to believe that sleepy Cockburn is the capital of the Turks and Caicos. But what it lacks in size and sophistication it more than makes up for in rustic charm. That charm can be seriously challenged, however, when thousands of cruise-ship passengers disembark for the day, even if most never leave the gleaming cruise-ship center in the island's south. The town's historic waterfront suffered significant damage during Hurricane Irma in 2017 but is gradually getting back to normal.
Cockburn Town is the ideal base for diving, with four operators and a dive resort.