Grand Turk Attractions
Grand Turk presents expanses of quiet sugary beaches. Grand Turk's rustic Cockburn Town, the island's center of finance and government, has a selection of historic buildings including Bermudian Colonial and colorful Caribbean-style buildings. Donkeys, horses and cattle may wander the streets as a reminder of the island's extinct salt industry.Visitors to The Turks and Caicos National Museum will be introduced to the Hemisphere's oldest shipwreck and at the north point of the island is the only hurricane shelter for yachts traveling between Nassau and Puerto Rico. With a population of around 3,720 people, Grand Turk is six mi/9.6km long and just over a mile/1.6km wide.
Grand Turk Cruise Center
Specifically designed to cater to cruise ship passengers that stop here, the Grand Turk Cruise Center is a beach front complex that offers access to a beautiful stretch of beach with chairs and umbrellas, changing facilities, a Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant, and a huge pool. The center is also expanding to include more shops.
Waterloo Golf Club
Nine holes of golf are enjoyed at Grand Turk's Waterloo Golf Course. 2,758yds - par 54 - 9 holes. The course was designed by the Governor of the Turks & Caicos Islands in 1998 and built by volunteers. The facilities are limited here although clubs are available for rent. The course is located on the grounds of the Office of the Governor and visitors wishing to play here may call the Governor's office.
Grand Turk Lighthouse
Fire Hill is the site of Horatio Nelson's landing when he and British forces tried to recapture the island from the French in 1783. The French left a garrison at Fire Hill Fort.
Governor's Beach is a long white strip on the west coast of Grand Turk, one of the nicest on the island, with plenty of sparkling, powder-soft sand on which to stroll.
Waterloo (Governor's House)
The British Governor's House built in 1815 is next to Governor's Beach.
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