Grand Turk attractions

Lighthouse in Grand Turk

Lighthouse

Standing on a bluff high above the notorious northeast reef, wrecker of many ships and nearly of the salt industry (cargo ships began to balk at the danger, demanding greater safety), this iron lighthouse was cast i…
Beach in Grand Turk

Governor's Beach

Backed by the pines and low scrub of Columbus Landfall National Park and adorned by the picturesque iron hulk of a beached ship, Governor's Beach is a lovely place for a quiet dip. It's also a scene of celebration, …
Museum in Cockburn Town

Turks & Caicos National Museum

This great little museum has everything from shipwrecks to messages in bottles and crash-landed spacecraft. Artifacts from the Molasses Reef wreck, the oldest European wreck yet discovered in the Americas, are highl…
National Park in Grand Turk

Columbus Landfall National Park

This scrubby patch of shorefront, most popular with mosquitoes, commemorates Columbus' putative landing on the island in 1492. The park extends out into the water to encompass its true treasure: the reef below.
Historic Building in Cockburn Town

General Post Office

One of Front Street's most notable buildings is the handsome colonial post office, once a private home for one of Grand Turk's leading families, now a still-functioning post office. It also houses the Philatelic Bur…
Museum in Cockburn Town

Salt House

This modest museum, housed in an old whitewashed storehouse by the town salina, documents Grand Turk's great pre–cruise ship industry: salt.
Beach in Grand Turk

White Sands Beach

Just beyond the cruise terminal, this attractive stretch of sand is usually quiet, unless there's a ship in town.
National Park in Grand Turk

South Creek National Park

These scrubby wetlands are the best place on Grand Turk for bird-watching.