North Beach

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While Salt Cay is lined with world-class beaches, one in particular stands out: North Beach. In fact, for its beauty and seclusion, many say it is the best beach in the entirety of Turks and Caicos.

Located on the northern coast of the island of Salt Cay, You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should check out North Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach
Several dirt roads lead to North Beach, one of which has a roundabout for parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Not only is North Beach powdered with ivory white sand, but hidden within the sand is a wide variety if colorful sea glass and shells, which make for lovely natural souvenirs. Of course, one can not overlook the crystal clear blue waters and the shady trees that dot the land scape.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

North Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Salt 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 mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting H.M. Prison Museum, a lovely museum found nine and a half miles to the north-northeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near North Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 1.3 SW Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 1.4 SW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 1.7 SW Salt Cay
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 9.3 NNE Grand Turk
The Salt House Museum 9.3 NNE Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

North Beach is very close to Balfour Town, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town to North Beach is Balfour Town, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for visitors who want to see more of the area. From North Beach, Balfour Town is not far away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at North Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near North Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Castaway Salt Cay 1.2 SW Salt Cay Cottages
Tradewinds Guest Suites 1.3 SW Salt Cay Guest house
White Sands Beach Resort 6.9 NNE Grand Turk Hotel

Food

Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Pat's Place, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near North Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pat's Place (649) 946-6919 Caribbean -- -- --
Island Thyme Bistro (649) 946-6977 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal -- --
Coral Reef Bar and Grill -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Salt Cay, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

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

North Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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