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.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find a handful of beaches to choose from on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Simply click on specific beach names to get additional information about that particular location.

North Beach

One beach where you can go snorkeling is Balfour Beach. 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.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Cotton Cay. Cotton Cay can be reached by boat from any of the islands surrounding the land tract, namely others in the Turks island group. Yacht charters and tour groups are the most popular source of transport.

East Cay: East Cay Island is a tiny island located in the Turks and Caicos island chain, not far from Cotton Cay and Salt Cay. It is one of the many uninhabited islands in the chain that is used primarily for day trips to secluded beaches.

The beaches on and near Salt Cay are listed here:

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 a wider range of attractions beyond just these, you might want to look farther afield. Those interested can get more information concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.


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