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Turks and Caicos Islands: Worlds Best Beach

17/05/2012
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Turks and the Caicos islands consist of two islands in the West Indies.
They became pirate hideouts after the 18th century.
It is considered to be the best beach in the world.
Snorkelling, fishing and diving are the common activities.

Humpback whales cross the shore line during their migration.

Caicos Islands. Photo marinela jigarov. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9836879

Caicos Islands. Photo marinela jigarov.

Turks and Caicos Islands. Photo Marius M. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20167909

Turks and Caicos Islands. Photo Marius M.

During colonial times, there were many shipwrecks that occurred off of the northern coast of Grand Turk Island due to a shallow reef. Ship travel was high in the area because of the salt trade, but many merchants were worried about traveling through the area because of the high amount of wrecks.

The light was built in hopes of saving the salt trade.

Grand Turk's Imperial Lighthouse

Grand Turk’s Imperial Lighthouse

The Grand Turk’s Imperial Lighthouse was prefabricated in London by Chance Brothers in 1852; it is a very rare example of this early design in cast iron.

It originally had whale lamps and reflectors to serve as its light. In 1943, it was fitted with a Fresnel lens that could be seen 15 miles out at sea.

The lens has since been removed from the light, but can be viewed at the Turks and Caicos National Museum.
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* Grand Turk’s Imperial Lighthouse

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* Welcome to the Turks and Caicos Islands

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* Holidays To The Turks and the Caicos islands

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