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 toward the center of Balfour Town, Balfour Beach is on the West edge of Salt Cay. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you're looking for a beach with a little bit of everything, you may prefer one that is a little off the beaten path, but still has all the major conveniences; Balfour Beach is one of the best choices, if you seek this sort of balance.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Since Balfour Beach will be located inside a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Balfour Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Salt Cay. It's located near White House, which is found a couple hundred yards to the south, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Turks and Caicos. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 will be a pleasant day trip for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the beach, Balfour Town isn't far off, maybe a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Balfour Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tradewinds Guest Suites 0.3 mi. N Guest house
The Vistas of Salt Cay -- -- Villa complex


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Balfour Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Coral Reef Bar and Grill (649) 245-1063 Caribbean 0.3 mi. N Salt Cay

Other Beaches

Salt Cay has many beaches, so Balfour Beach is just one of your options.

Turks and Caicos has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Balfour Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Turks and Caicos even more memorable.


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