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Bird Cage Bar & Grill

This terraced poolside restaurant is one of the fanciest places to eat in Cockburn Town. There's a legendary barbecue on Wednesday and Sunday nights: amazing seafood, poultry and beef are grilled before your...

Pub Food in Cockburn Town

Sand Bar

With a convivial open-air bar and decking stretching out over the water, Sand Bar is justifiably the most popular spot in town for an evening rum punch. The food – burgers, quesadillas and fresh seafood – is...

Lighthouse in Grand Turk


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...

Beach in Grand Turk

Governor's Beach

Backed by the pines and low scrub of Columbus Landfall National Park and adorned by the picturesque (or ugly, depending on your view) iron hulk of a beached ship, Governor's Beach is a lovely place for a...

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 and...

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...

Bahamian in Cockburn Town

Secret Garden

You can rely on good old-fashioned Bahamian cooking such as grilled chicken with peas 'n' rice or eggs and grits, along with pasta dishes, at this simple open-sided restaurant bar at the back of Salt Raker Inn.

Historic Building in Cockburn Town

General Post Office

One of Front Street's most notable buildings, the colonial post office was once the private home of one of Grand Turk's leading families, and functioned as the town post office until it was battered into closure...

Historic Site in Cockburn Town

HM Prison

The island's well preserved 18th-century prison closed to inmates in 1994 and is now open to visitors for self-guided tours. You can see the cells and bell tower and read about the (usually very small) prison...