Whitby Beach Sunset, North Caicos
Expect an unwanted guest if you’re keen on enjoying a Whitby Beach sunset during the summer – sargassum seaweed. As elsewhere across the Caribbean, this seasonal stinky scourge of the sea now comes and clogs windward shores, like those at Whitby, as never before. This, however, does not have to spoil your fun here. It sure didn’t for us on our family summer escape to Empyrean Villas last August.
The reason: North Caicos is blessed with leeward beaches too. Sandy Point, for instance, proved particularly pleasant and sargassum-free. Pumpkin Bluff was similarly sweet. Additionally pristine Turks and Caicos beaches (Bambarra!) lay just a short drive south in Middle Caicos.
So yeah, we enjoyed plenty of wonderful beach time on our summer TCI trip, sans sargassum. Our first Whitby Beach sunset wasn’t marred by the seasonal interloper either. I actually rather think the seaweed adds a nice sort of wild shores quality to the scene. What do you think?