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 discover a good group of beaches to enjoy on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. For detailed information about a specific beach you can click on the names of the ones you want to learn about.

North Beach

If you want to snorkel, a beach where that's an option is Balfour Beach. A small paved parking area is available for visitors right along the beach, and parking along the closest street is also a possibility.

Another alternative 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 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 summarized below.

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

Keep in mind, Salt Cay has other attraction types. To navigate to our detailed guide to other attractions, read this page.

 

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