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.

Positioned near the heart of the island of Cotton Cay, this beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; beaches less-traveled like Cotton Cay allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Cotton Cay provides a calm and serene getaway, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the South coast of Cotton Cay; the area is home to other attractions such as Salt Cay Salt Works, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Turks and Caicos, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Brown House, which is four and a half miles away.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Cotton Cay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 7.7 N Grand Turk
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.6 N Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

Cities near Cotton Cay include Balfour Town, which is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the shore, Balfour Town is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. Some of the closest options are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Cotton Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Tradewinds Guest Suites 4.4 WSW Salt Cay Guest house
The Vistas of Salt Cay 4.7 SW Salt Cay Villa complex
Osprey Beach Hotel 6.9 N Grand Turk Resort


Though the area surrounding Cotton Cay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Cotton Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Coral Reef Bar and Grill (649) 245-1063 Caribbean 4.3 mi. WSW Salt Cay
Froots (649) 946-2090 American 4.7 mi. N Grand Turk
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American 4.8 mi. N Grand Turk

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Cotton Cay you might like besides Cotton Cay.

Another option worth considering is Balfour Beach, located four and a half miles away.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Cotton Cay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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