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 small variety of beaches to choose from on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on each beach name for detailed information about that specific beach.

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 worth considering 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: Recently, Salt Cay has become more and more popular amongst tourists on the hunt for secluded beaches from which to play and catch a glimpse of the glorious humpback whale. As a result, some of the island's beaches have become more populous than they would have been in the past, but Balfour Beach remains an exception.

Of course, you will find other beaches to choose from on and near the island. To visit our full guide to beaches, navigate to this page.

Historical Sites

Enjoy learning some of the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical sites while vacationing on Salt Cay.

Many travelers choose to visit 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 worth visiting 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: 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.

Check the chart below to find out more about 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 fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring 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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