Taylor Bay Beach Guide – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

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This Taylor Bay Beach guide provides all you need to know to enjoy your visit to this quiet, unspoiled beach in Providenciales. Find out why Taylor Bay is perfect for a laid back day at the beach.

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Taylor Bay Beach Overview

Taylor Bay Beach is just around the corner from Sapodilla Bay Beach, but it feels worlds apart with its raw, untouched charm.

The beach is completely undeveloped, giving you that rare, in the middle of paradise vibe. 

Like Sapodilla Bay Beach, this crescent shaped beach boasts incredibly shallow water.

The Villas dotted along Taylor Bay are situated a bit further back among the trees, adding to the sense of privacy and seclusion. Almost like you’ve discovered your own private island.

To the left of Taylor Bay Beach Turks and Caicos, large villas enjoy sprawling, never ending views over the ocean, placed perfectly to take in the unspoiled scenery.

The villas overlooking Taylor Bay Beach Turks and Caicos sit up on an embankment looking out to endless turquoise water. You can see them dotted in the lush greenery that envelopes the  embankment creating a super luxury island moment.

And the right side of Taylor Bay offers a different kind of beauty with its rocky embankments which are great for beachcombing and exploring the natural coastal environment. This side of the beach is less about lounging and more about mindless adventure.

Taylor Bay Beach is all about simplicity and raw, natural beauty. It’s the perfect spot to really unwind and get away from it all. When we've had a few adventurous days of activities around Provo, we always plan a chill day at Taylor Bay Beach to regroup and breathe.

Whether you’re looking to soak up the unspoilt beach environment or explore its natural beauty, Taylor Bay is genuinely a perfect escape.

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A typical day of relaxation at taylor bay turks and caicos. A woman is laying in the shallow waters playing with her child while another couples splashes gently in the background. You can see a lady wading out to her knees just taking it all in. The narrow white sandy beach is baced with lush greenery to create the perfect island setting

Who Is Taylor Bay Beach Ideal For?

Taylor Bay Beach is a fabulous little getaway, perfect for those looking to escape the usual bustle of popular beaches like Grace Bay Beach.

Its untouched, raw presence makes it particularly appealing for couples looking for a quiet, romantic retreat to enjoy each other's company in a stunning setting.

Families with young children will also find Taylor Bay Beach ideal. The waters here are incredibly shallow, allowing kids to play safely while parents relax without worry. It’s a great spot for building mini sandcastles, wading along the shore, or just splashing around under the sun.

If you’re the type who likes to pack a picnic and doesn’t need much more than a beautiful view to enjoy the day, Taylor Bay is definitely for you. It’s all about bringing your own setup, settling in, and letting the day drift by.

Taylor Bay Beach is definitely for the laid back visitor who finds joy in the surroundings with no need for beach bars or jet skis. It’s perfect for anyone who loves a no fuss, beach day surrounded by natural beauty.

Whether you’re there to unwind with your partner, watch your kids play, or soak up the sun with a good book, Taylor Bay is the perfect backdrop to relax and rejuvenate.

Byron posing for a picture alongside Taylor Bay Beach, He's wearing a cap to ward off the sun. He's standing on white, powder soft sand with some greenery and large villas off in the background. the water is an unbelievable turquoise color against the bright blue sky

Taylor Bay Beach Conditions

As we've mentioned, Taylor Bay Beach is very much like its neighbor, Sapodilla Bay Beach. The waters here are calm and clear, creating perfect conditions for a relaxing float or just basking in the sun.

Taylor Bay Beach remains completely untouched by any commercial development.

It's not manicured or groomed, which adds to its charm. It’s raw and simply fabulous. This natural state allows you to enjoy the beach in its most authentic form, adding to the overall experience of a truly relaxed beach day escape.

The sandy beach itself isn't particularly wide, but it stretches out long enough to ensure there’s plenty of room for everyone. You won’t feel cramped or crowded here, even on busier days (we use that term loosely), which makes it ideal for those seeking a bit of tranquility and space to unwind.

A large tree in the center of the beach is a popular spot because it provides the most shade. It's the tree you see a little ways back behind Byron in the image above.

This tree is a favorite place for visitors to set up their beach gear, especially during the hotter parts of the day. Go early if you want the shade of the tree, because it’s the prime real estate on Taylor Bay Beach.

A wide shot of most of Taylor Bay beach from the beach entrance. the water is such a pale turquoise and you can see people out wading for hundreds of yards in the shallows.

How To Get From Grace Bay To Taylor Bay Beach

Here is the quickest route to take you from the heart of Grace Bay (Seven Stars Roundabout) to Taylor Bay Beach.

After heading down Chalk Sound Drive and passing by Sapodilla Bay, continue a bit further until you reach a left hand turn onto Ocean Point Drive.

Notice the map says Ocean Point Drive, however the street sign says Ocean Point Close but the neighborhood sign also says Ocean Point Drive. Let's just chalk that up to “an island ting (LOL).” Not to worry, this is where you make your left turn.

This image marks the turn off to Taylor Bay Beach from Chalk Sound Drive. There is a typical green street sign that says Ocean Drive Close, but a large decorative entry sign that says Ocean Point Drive. The second sign sits atop a retaining wall built from rocks.

Taylor Bay Beach Access And Parking

When you hang your left, follow that road along a little ways and you'll find a sandy path marked by a chain-link fence lining both sides. This is your entrance to the beach.

Parking is typically available along the right side of the road near this entrance. You might see several cars already parked there, especially if you arrive later in the day. 

Parking here is free, but it's important to be considerate when choosing where to leave your car. Please ensure you’re not blocking any driveways or damaging property.

Here’s a map to help you pinpoint the exact parking areas (highlighted in light green) alongside the beach access (yellow beach icon), making it easier to plan your beach day.

A little courtesy goes a long way, especially in this quiet. luxury, residential area. By parking responsibly, you help keep the area welcoming for both beach goers and locals alike.

an image with a background that is entirely light turquoise water with a text overlay "Taylor Bay beach amenities".

Taylor Bay Beach Amenities

Taylor Bay Beach keeps things simple when it comes to amenities, so it’s essential to come prepared to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Sunbed And Umbrella Rentals

Unlike some of the more commercialized beaches, Taylor Bay Beach does not offer sunbed or umbrella rentals.

The lounging setups you might see are privately owned by the villas nearby and are exclusively for their guests.

This means if you’re planning a day at Taylor Bay, you’ll need to bring along your own beach gear. Pack your chairs, towels, beach blankets, snorkels and umbrellas and snacks.

Since shade is scarce, aside from the large tree at the center of the beach, which is a hot commodity and often snagged by early birds, it’s crucial to pack appropriately to protect yourself from the sun.

Bringing a beach umbrella or a tent can make a massive difference to your beach day, providing you with a much needed relief from the midday heat.

Don’t forget to apply plenty of reef safe sunscreen throughout the day, or wear a rashguard if you plan to spend a lot of time in the water.

Water Sports

When it comes to water sports, Taylor Bay Beach takes a more laid back approach. You won't find rental stations for paddleboards or kayaks here. Any that you do see are typically part of the private villa amenities and not available for public use.

That doesn't mean you can't enjoy some water fun, it just means you should plan to bring any activities gear you need.

Many visitors, including us, like to bring things like inflatable pool noodles, which are perfect for a leisurely float in Taylor Bay’s calm waters. We also pack our paddle ball set, which is great for some light hearted (albeit competitive) beachside battles.

Occasionally, you might notice a jet ski zipping by towards the deeper waters. These are generally rented from nearby Sapodilla Bay, so if you’re interested in jet skiing, you’ll need to arrange this in advance and potentially meet them at Taylor Bay.

Overall, Taylor Bay Beach is more about unwinding and enjoying the chill vibe than high adrenaline water sports.

It’s the perfect place to relax, float, and play at a slower pace, making it ideal for a peaceful day at the beach.

Bathroom Facilities

When planning a trip to Taylor Bay Beach, it's important to note that there are no public bathroom facilities directly on the beach. This is part of what keeps Taylor Bay so pristine and untouched, but it does require a bit of planning.

The closest bathroom facilities are a short drive away along Chalk Sound Drive at Las Brisas Restaurant. You would have passed this on your way to Taylor Bay Beach.

If you're spending the day at Taylor Bay, we recommend visiting the restroom before you settle in at the beach or planning a midday break to head over to Las Brisas for some snacks and a bathroom break.

Las Brisas restaurant, is a short drive from Taylor Bay Beach. It's a white open air building that overlooks the turquoise shallow waters of Chalk Sound.
Photo courtesy of: Las Brisas Restaurant

Restaurants On Taylor Bay Beach

As you can guess by now, Taylor Bay Beach is all about the natural beach experience which means there aren’t any restaurants directly on the beach

If you’re looking for a sit down meal, the closest restaurant is Las Brisas. Las Brisas offers a delicious menu for both food and cocktails, and gorgeous views of Chalk Sound.

Taylor Bay Beach is, however, the perfect spot for a beach picnic. Before you head out, stop by Tribe, Turks Kebab, or Graceway Gourmet (or any of your fave go to restaurants) to stock up your cooler with a variety of eats, drinks, and snacks. These local favorites offer everything from fresh sandwiches and salads to hot meals that are easy to take away.

As for rules and regulations regarding food and alcohol on Taylor Bay Beach, the area is relaxed, allowing you to enjoy your own food and beverages responsibly.

Just remember to clean up after yourself to keep the beach pristine for everyone to enjoy. No one likes a trashy tourist….

Resorts On Taylor Bay Beach

Because of the quieter, more secluded nature of Taylor Bay, you won't find any traditional resorts directly on its shores.

For those seeking semi-resort style accommodation near Taylor Bay, the closest option is Neptune Villas, located just a short drive away back towards Sapodilla Bay. This resort provides a comfortable and more intimate lodging experience compared to the larger resorts of Grace Bay.

The area around Taylor Bay primarily features vacation rentals and luxury villas. These rentals offer a wide range of options, from cozy beachfront cottages to expansive villas with private pools and direct beach access.

To check out these accommodations, a quick search on VRBO or Top Villas will show detailed listings in the area. Use the highlighted areas in the map below to focus your search closest to Taylor Bay Beach.

Staying near Taylor Bay is perfect for those looking to escape the typical tourist experience and enjoy a more laid back, true island vibe.

Dangers And Safety Concerns

Taylor Bay Beach is generally considered a very safe spot for beachgoers, however, it is completely unmanned and at times, very secluded.

Always be mindful of your general safety measures whether swimming or minding your beach bags.

Marine Life Safety

Due to its shallow waters, Taylor Bay Beach doesn’t typically host a lot of marine life, which can be a plus for those wary of unexpected underwater encounters. 

On occasion, you might spot turtles peeking above the surface in the deeper parts of the bay, which is always a fun sight to see. Small fish and the occasional baby ray might sweep through the shallows, more curious than anything else.

The beach itself might show signs of crabs, especially with a few crab holes dotted around, but these are more interesting than a safety concern.

Overall, Taylor Bay Beach is quiet on the marine life front, making it a stress free zone for swimming and wading, especially for families with small children or those who prefer minimal interaction with sea creatures while in the water.

Personal Water Safety

With Taylor Bay Beach being yet another super shallow beach experience, it creates a very safe environment for beach goers of all ages.

The gradual increase in depth means you can walk quite a distance into the bay—about a hundred feet from shore—before you even need to float.

Just like Sapodilla Bay Beach, as you venture further, you’ll notice the water color shift from a light turquoise to a deeper shade, signaling that the water is getting deeper.

This is the point where you should start paying more attention to your distance from the shore. It’s a good walk back, and while the waters remain calm, it’s wise to be mindful of how far out you are.

In the deeper parts of the bay, be aware that winds can pick up, potentially affecting your ability to easily swim back. Especially if you’re using inflatables, as they can drift faster with the wind, always keep an eye on your location to the shore and make sure you can comfortably get back without hassle.

Valuables

At Taylor Bay Beach, the laid back and secluded vibe makes it easy to relax and enjoy the day.

However, as with any public place, it's important to keep an eye on your valuables.

Since it’s primarily you and other beachgoers around, we’d say there's no need to worry excessively, but a bit of caution goes a long way.

We've never encountered any problems with theft at Taylor Bay Beach, and most visitors are just looking to soak up the sun and sea like you.

Nonetheless, it's always smart to use common sense. Avoid leaving items like phones, wallets, or cameras unattended on your beach towel or in your vehicle.

If you plan to head into the water or wander down the beach, just make sure all your valuables are out of sight. 

Simple, common sense, precautions will help ensure that your beach day remains stress free.

Conclusion

Taylor Bay Beach is all about simplicity and natural beauty, making it ideal for anyone looking to unwind in a quiet, relaxed setting. Its shallow, clear waters are perfect for families with small children and couples seeking a peaceful day by the sea.

While Taylor Bay lacks commercial amenities, bringing your own beach gear ensures you have everything needed for a comfortable visit. With plenty of space, you can easily set up for the day and enjoy the beach at your leisure.

Remember to keep an eye on your belongings and use common sense to maintain a safe and enjoyable experience.

Interested in discovering more about the beaches in Providenciales? Continue exploring our beach guides for insights into other beautiful spots in Turks and Caicos.

If you're up for more excitement, check out our 11 Epic excursions article to add some adventure to your trip.

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