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. This is a quiet beach that is never crowded.

Located just outside the heart of Balfour Town, Balfour Beach is on the West coast of Salt Cay. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, though Balfour Beach isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, it's also not one of Turks and Caicos' most crowded beaches. This makes it an excellent choice for travelers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
A small paved parking area is available for visitors right along the beach, and parking along the closest street is also a possibility.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Since Balfour Beach happens to be found in an area popular among tourist, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Salt Cay; the area hosts attractions such as White House, which is a couple hundred yards to the south.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Balfour Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
White House Historical Site 0.1 mi. S Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 0.2 mi. N Salt Cay
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 0.4 mi. NNE Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Cities near Balfour Beach include Balfour Town, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for guests looking to check out the local scene. From the shore, Balfour Town is not far away, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though travelers will find just a few places to stay close-by, those accommodation options closest to Balfour Beach can be seen below.

Accommodations near Balfour Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tradewinds Guest Suites 0.4 mi. N Guest house
Castaway Salt Cay 0.4 mi. NNE Cottages


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Balfour Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coral Reef Bar and Grill -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Island Thyme Bistro (649) 946-6977 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal -- --
Pat's Place (649) 946-6919 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Salt Cay, so if Balfour Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Turks and Caicos has a lot to offer its visitors, but Balfour Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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