Attractions on Salt Cay

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 will discover a small variety of beaches to consider visiting on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who are so inclined. Click on the beach names for more detail concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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.

Another alternative worth considering is North Beach. Not only is North Beach powdered with ivory white sand, but hidden within the sand is a wide variety if colorful sea glass and shells, which make for lovely natural souvenirs. Of course, one can not overlook the crystal clear blue waters and the shady trees that dot the land scape.

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.

The island and surrounding areas offer even more beaches to choose from. Those interested can find out more here.

Historical Sites

Do you like exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical sites during your stay.

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

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is White House. It is Balfour Town, in western 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.

Take a minute to read the chart below for a list of sites of historical interest on Salt Cay.

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 idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Salt Cay are summarized in the following chart.

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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