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'll discover a good group of beaches to consider on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. To get additional information concerning a single beach simply click on the names of the ones you want to learn more about.

North Beach

One beach where snorkeling is a popular 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 worth considering 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.

Check out the following table for information concerning beaches that can be found 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

Needless to say, Salt Cay has additional attraction types. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, follow this link.


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