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'll find a small variety of beaches to consider visiting on and near the island. You can click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that particular location.

A location where you can go snorkeling 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 snorkeling fans is Long Cay Beach. While the sandy shoreline of South Caicos' stretches straight on either side, Long Cay Beach juts out into the ocean in the shape of a "V." The sand is white and powdery, while the waters are aquamarine close to shore, becoming a more turquoise hue as the depth becomes deeper. Surrounding the beach for miles on end are trees and tropical plants.

Big Ambergris Cay: The extreme seclusion and uninhabited qualities of this island are a main attraction for some people who enjoy nature's wild beauty. Humpback whales migrate in large numbers through the waters in the winter and are a sight to behold.

The island and surrounding areas have a few more beaches. Read this page if you'd like to find out additional information.

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on South Caicos are provided here:

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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