Attractions on South Caicos

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Sightseeing on South Caicos will take tourists on a hiking tour through the history of the tiny, quiet island without them even realizing what hit them.  Old buildings and warehouses which once played a role in the salt industry are little more than relics of the past now, but they are great for photographs, herds of wild horses and cows roam near the near-deserted beaches, and numerous species of bird make birding a great activity any day of the week.  


You will find a small variety of beaches to choose from on and near the island. You can click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location with that option is High Point North. The beach at High Point North is white and sandy right along the shoreline, with a decent amount of greenery separating the beach from the outside world. The waters are a deep blue hue, and welcome swimmers and snorkelers.

Another good choice for snorkelers is Long Cay Beach. Long Cay Beach is located on the southern coast of South Caicos, in an area of the island that rarely sees much traffic other than by travelers heading to the beach.

Big Ambergris Cay: Named after the waxy substance that comes off the migrating humpback whales, Big Ambergris Cay is an island in the southeast area of the Turks & Caicos chain. Because of its relatively new popularity as a tourist area the island has a kind of wild beauty that has been virtually untouched.

The island and surrounding areas offer even more beach choices. To see our complete guide to beaches, go to this page.

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on South Caicos are summarized right below.

Land Formations On South Caicos
Name Type Location
Cockburn Harbor Harbour Cockburn Harbor, Southwestern part of South Caicos
South Caicos Northern Point Point 3.1 mi. North of Central South Caicos
South Caicos Reef Reef 1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Cockburn Harbor

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