Billed as "one of the most stunning beaches you'll ever see" by Fodor's travel guides, and deemed as "One of the Best Beaches in the Turks and Caicos" by the Travel Channel, Malcolm's Beach is a special little secret that few travelers know about. A gem of these most beautiful and serene islands, every panoramic view this pristine beach affords looks like a shot out of National Geographic.
The ocean: calm, clean and breathtakingly blue with sea-foam green highlights, or choppy, with sea mist spraying off the jagged rocks that line the coast.
The sands: white, silty and peppered with many crabs, rocks and unique shells.
The scene: silent, an excellent spot for solitude and tranquility.
A bit off the beaten track, you will need a sturdy vehicle to get here. Indeed most people rent a 4x4 to traverse the twisty, bumpy roads that take you out to this most secluded island adventure. Though a bit difficult to navigate, the rewards far outweigh the costs. Located in the Northwest corner of Provo, near the Amanyara resort, Malcolm's Beach is part of the Northwest Point Nationa Park, noted for its rugged, rocky coastline, its small coves, and the abundance of wildlife that can be viewed, which may include ospreys, brown pelicans, terns, reddish egrets, and the odd flamingo or two, should you venture more inland.
Should you be wearing your hiking shoes, head more inland a bit to the adjoiningpiece of protected land, called the Northwest Point Pond Nature Reserve. Here, an entirely different type of scenery awaits. Shallow salt water ponds bordered by mangrove trees form a refuge for rare Tricolored Herons, Oyster Catchers and Stilts. Spend a bit of time here before heading back to lovely Malcolm's Beach.
Should you choose to venture to Malcolm's Beach, activities may include a romantic walk in this most remote and picturesque of places, a photo shoot of the rocky coastline and the lighthouse on the main peninsula, snorkeling on the western side in calm conditions, or a private picnic lunch amidst the stunning panoramic views. Should you wish to eat, though, be sure and bring your own
food, as there are no restaurants or other amenities close by.
So, for a truly unforgettable day, and for a truly unforgettable adventure that turns into a peaceful journey into the beautiful solitude of nature, head to Malcolm's Beach. But don't tell anyone! This is our little secret.