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 will find a handful of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for those who are so inclined. Just click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

South Point: South Point Beach on Salt Cay is not such a popular spot for swimming due to the rough waters and rockiness visitors have to endure underfoot in order to walk out into the water. Still, you can often find beach combers and visitors on shore staring out into the water simply enjoying the view.

Another location to consider is North Beach. Several dirt roads lead to North Beach, one of which has a roundabout for parking.

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 choices for beaches on and near the island. Click to visit our extended discussion of beaches for Salt Cay.

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy learning some of the history of foreign countries? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your time on Salt Cay.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Brown House. It is Balfour Town, in western Salt Cay. Built in the early 1800's, Brown House was the first house built on Salt Cay. It was originally the home of a local salt merchant and over time has been thoroughly restored by the Salt Cay Preservation Foundation.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit 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: At this time, the property is still being restored and tours are unavailable. Tourists interested in catching a glimpse of an important piece of island architecture, however, can view it from outside the gates.

Look through the table below to see historical sites 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 idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Salt Cay are listed 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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