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 to drop by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves might want to plan a visit to Cotton Cay.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

Cotton Cay offers visitors an angelic and tranquil haven, especially since the region surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Cotton Cay; it's located near attractions like Salt Cay Salt Works, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Turks and Caicos, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Brown House, which is four and a half miles to the west-southwest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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
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 will be a pleasant day trip for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene. From the coast, Balfour Town is a quick trip away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Cotton Cay is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

There is a pretty good variety of hotel booking options to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table that follows.

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're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Pat's Place. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Cotton Cay besides Cotton Cay.

You may also want to consider Balfour Beach, located four and a half miles to the west-southwest.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Turks and Caicos, and Cotton Cay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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