Beaches on Salt Cay

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Check the north coast of Salt Cay for its best beaches, where you'll find smooth, soft sands and calm waters.  The other beaches around the island are hit or miss, featuring a rockier landscape which makes it less enjoyable for a day of lounging.  If beachcombing is a hobby that interests you, by all means explore.

Which Beaches Are Available?

You will find a good group of beaches to enjoy on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names for more information concerning that part of the coast.

North Beach

A nice beach where you may find people snorkeling is 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.

Another place to consider is Cotton Cay. Measuring in at less than one square mile, Cotton Cay is surrounded by deep aquamarine colored waters and white sand. Because the island is uninhabited, the ambiance is quiet and secluded.

East Cay: East Cay is encircled by powdery white sand with deep blue waters that are not known to be very fierce. Some sections of the coastline are more rugged than others, but for the most part, visitors will find the entire island to be an idyllic vacation spot.

Look through this table to find out more about beaches that you'll find on and near the island.

Beaches On and Near Salt Cay
Name Location Island Coast
Balfour Beach 0.2 mi. North of Central Balfour Town Salt Cay West
Big Sand Cay 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Big Sand Cay Big Sand Cay South West
Cotton Cay 0.3 mi. South of Central Cotton Cay Cotton Cay South
East Cay 4.0 mi. East of Central Cotton Cay East Cay North West
North Beach 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Balfour Town Salt Cay North East
South Point 1.0 mi. South of Central Balfour Town Salt Cay South West

If you are seeking more attractions beyond just these, you can expand your planning horizon. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, visit this page.


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