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 toward the center 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 are staying very close. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Turks and Caicos. While Cotton Cay might be a bit off the beaten path, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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 happen to enjoy shores that offer those who visit a peaceful place to escape, then you will want to try Cotton Cay; it's hidden away in a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Cotton Cay on the South coast of Cotton Cay. Salt Cay Salt Works is among the attractions in the region.

Historical attractions like Brown House provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Cotton Cay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Turks and Caicos' past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is four and a half miles from this historical destination.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

The closest city to Cotton Cay is Balfour Town, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for those wanting to get a taste of local life. From Cotton Cay, Balfour Town is just up the road, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Cotton Cay will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a nice assortment of hotel booking options to choose from in the vicinity of Cotton Cay. The most convenient of which can be seen in the following table.

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 need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Pat's Place. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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

Of course, Cotton Cay is just one of many beaches you might like on Cotton Cay.

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

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Cotton Cay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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