Taylor Bay, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Relaxing the day away at Taylor BayAny TCI veteran will tell you the beaches around these parts are world class. Not only does Taylor Bay boast the same, idyllic white sand and aqua water as the other beaches on Provo, there's something unique about this spot you'll definitely want to experience. I'm talking about seemingly endless SHALLOW water. (This is quite possibly the only occasion in life where being shallow is a good thing.) Height challenged? Water wary? Or just want to know what it feels like to wade a half mile out to sea without getting your waistband wet? Then this is the place for you, Robinson Crusoe! As with all unique experiences, this one comes with a price. First, there's basically no shade. Bring a portable sun shelter. I found one on Amazon for about $20 and it was SO worth it. Second, there are no amenities of any kind at Taylor Bay so bring your own water. (And food, if you happen to be one of those "hungry" types.) Third, there are nasty sand burrs near the bushes along the shore, so wear water shoes and gird your loins. And fourth (last one, I swear), parking is tricky. As of 11/14, parking is technically prohibited on the residential road nearest to Taylor Bay, so be prepared for a 10 minute walk. If you still like the idea of exploring Taylor Bay, you'll be rewarded with relative solitude and a beach day you won't soon forget. On our last visit, my family and I saw Upside Down jellyfish (Truth! Google it!), sting rays, and a starfish. But we mostly loved what we didn't see: crowds.