Cotton Cay

Cotton Cay is an unpopulated beach situated in the Salt Cay District. Visitors often report that they have stumbled upon their very own private paradise when they make the trip to the small stretch of land.

Located on the island of Cotton Cay, this beach is on the South edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Cotton Cay let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Chances are if you take a boat to the island, only you and the other passengers will be the only folks wandering the shores.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

If you usually desire sunny days that provide a peaceful environment, then a good choice for you is Cotton Cay; it is hidden away in a less urbanized area of Cotton Cay.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Cotton Cay. Salt Cay Salt Works is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Salt House, a lovely museum found seven and a half miles to the north, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cotton Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 4.2 WSW Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 4.4 WSW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 4.6 SW Salt Cay
The Salt House Museum 7.4 N Grand Turk
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 7.5 N Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

Balfour Town is the closest city to Cotton Cay. It is a fairly rural area, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life. From the coast, Balfour Town isn't far off, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Cotton Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Castaway Salt Cay 4.2 WSW Salt Cay Cottages
Tradewinds Guest Suites 4.3 WSW Salt Cay Guest house
White Sands Beach Resort 4.8 N Grand Turk Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Pat's Place. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Cotton Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Pat's Place (649) 946-6919 Caribbean -- -- Salt Cay
Island Thyme Bistro (649) 946-6977 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- Salt Cay
Coral Reef Bar and Grill -- Caribbean 4.3 mi. WSW Salt Cay
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American 4.7 mi. N Grand Turk
Tasty Delights (649) 946-2465 Caribbean 4.7 mi. N Grand Turk
Froots (649) 946-2090 American 4.7 mi. N Grand Turk
Capt Hook's Grill (649) 946-2978 American 4.8 mi. N Grand Turk

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Cotton Cay besides Cotton Cay worth visiting.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Balfour Beach, which is located four and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Turks and Caicos, and Cotton Cay is just one of the many options.


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