On the North coast of a sparsely populated island called Middle Caicos is a beautiful area that is a bit reminiscent of Ireland – with probably a wee bit more sunshine. The area is called Mudjin Harbour and it’s spectacularly beautiful!
Middle Caicos is one of the island in the Turks and Caicos chain. The largest of the islands, Middle Caicos, is 48 square miles with a population of under 300. The north shore of Middle Caicos is more dramatic than the other Caicos Islands with limestone cliffs and long sandy beaches.
Access: If not taking an excursion via a local tour operator, the best way to get to Middle Caicos is to take the ferry from Providenciales to North Caicos, rent a car on North Caicos (we rented from Pelican Beach Hotel) and drive across the causeway to Middle Caicos. Credit cards are sometimes not accepted at gas stations – so be sure to bring cash. Also, the causeway was severely damaged during Hurricane Ike and although not pretty, it is passable – just go slow.
Once on Middle Caicos, turn left into the Blue Horizon Resort and park by the cement path to the beach. Follow the Beach Cave Trail for a short hike to the overlook of Mudjin Harbour.
Beach Cave Trail Sign
Overlook of Mudjin Harbour
Looking down at Mudjin Harbour
Beach: The beach at Mudjin Harbor is not the best for swimming with steep drop offs and some sharp rocks, but can be excellent for snorkeling on very calm days. The area is excellent for walking the beach, exploring beach caves and taking stunning pictures.
Amenities: Amy’s Ultimate Guide to Middle Caicos let us know that the Mudjin Bar and Grill is in this area. There are also nice areas to stop, have a picnic and take in the beauty of it all.
Recommended for: anyone willing to go a little out of the way to see a stunning beach and overlooks of limestone cliffs and a turquoise sea, those who like to explore relatively unknown and uncrowded beaches, and photographers.
Tip: In addition to Mudjin Harbour, while on Middle Caicos, be sure to check out the caves – some of which you can explore on your own and some that require guides. Hike part of the Crossing Place Walking Trail. Stop at Conch Bar Village for some fresh seafood and the Middle Caicos Co-op to see a collection of handmade TCI crafts. Drive a little further to see beautiful Bambarra Beach and if you’re lucky enough to be in the area around Valentines Day, check out the Traditional Model Sailboat Races in the Valentines Day Cup
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