Salt Cay Attractions

A person planning a getaway on Salt Cay typically does so because it seems a remote place to get away from the hurried pace of life back home.  What they will discover when they arrive is that, yes, it is a relatively secluded island, but there are also plenty of things to do there.  Aside from the north shore beaches, there are also several historic and government landmarks that shouldn't be overlooked, and plenty of ways to spend exploring the outdoors.

Salt Cay Beaches

North Beach

You'll discover a handful of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that part of the coast.

South Point: South Point Beach is rockier than it is sandy, with a rugged coastline that leads into some of the most bright blue waters to be found. On shore are tufts of vibrant green grass interspersed with the sea debris and flat, white sand.

A second option that beach-goers can consider is North Beach. While Salt Cay is lined with world-class beaches, one in particular stands out: North Beach. In fact, for its beauty and seclusion, many say it is the best beach in the entirety of Turks and Caicos.

Balfour Beach: Balfour Beach is relatively small, featuring gravel-colored sand that leads into deep aquamarine colored waters. Near the shore are a few houses and flourishing trees that take away marginally from the tropical ambiance.

Luckily, the area is home to additional beaches to choose from on and near the island. For more about beaches, check out this page.

Historical Sites

In case you like to explore the history of a foreign country, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites during your stay.

A landmark worth visiting is Brown House. It is found in Balfour Town, Salt Cay. While the Brown House is closed to the general public, guests may rent the property as a villa.

Another popular destination is White House. It is located within Balfour Town, Salt Cay. You will need to check when visiting, as the house is sometimes open for tours. The schedule though is irregular.

Government House: The old Government House (also known as the Old Commissioner's House and the Government Guest House) dates back to a time when the island was ruled by Jamaica. During that time, the pristine building was the center of social life on the island, hosting weddings and garden tea parties constantly.

Glance through this table to see sites of historical interest on the island.

Historic Sites On Salt Cay
Name Phone Location
Brown House -- 0.4 mi. North of Central Balfour Town
Government House -- Salt Cay
White House -- 0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Balfour Town

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Salt Cay can be seen in the following table.

Land Formations On Salt Cay
Name Type Location
Long Bay Bay Central Salt Cay
Long Bay Point Point 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Balfour Town
North Bay Bay 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Balfour Town
North East Point Point 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Balfour Town
North West Point Point 1.2 mi. North of Central Balfour Town
Whale House Bay Bay 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Balfour Town

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