Davy Bight Beach Snorkeling
The 20th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.
Monday 6 March 2017 06:56 GMT
On the northwest end of Providenciales Island, the snorkeling at Davy Bight Beach offers the best shore-accessed coral formation on Provo. Just offshore about 150 feet from the southeast end of the beach from the Northwest Point Resort, you’ll find several large, healthy coral heads teeming with reef fish. These waters are within the Northwest Point Marine National Park. After starting at that first reef, there are about a half dozen more to explore if you snorkel in an arc heading to the northwest. The first 150-200 feet offshore are murky sea grass beds which aren’t very interesting except for the occasional nudibranch. Just beyond the sea grass, the colorful hard and soft corals along with sea fans are amazing. Keep an eye out for the new growth staghorn coral.
To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. The airport is served by American Airlines, Delta and United from Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston and Miami. There are also inter-island flights on Caicos Express Airways and interCaribbean to Nassau, Jamaica, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
To reach Davy Bight Beach from central Provo, head west on Millennium Highway past the Wheeland Housing Estate to the end. It is about 4 miles northwest of Blue Hills. Turn right into Northwest Point Resort on Davy Bight Road and generally stay left following a dirt road right to the beach. There is a restaurant that is open to the public at the adjacent Northwest Point Resort.
Overall, Davy Bight Beach is the 20th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Davy Bight Beach including Smiths Reef, Bight Reef, Malcolms Beach, Northwest Point, Grace Bay Beach, Babalua Beach and Sapodilla Bay Beach.