North Beach

Photo credit: © Filip Kulisev,Master QEP, FBIPP

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 edge of the island of Salt Cay, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like North Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find North Beach on the North East coast of Salt Cay. It is near Salt Cay Salt Works, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you're intrigued by Turks and Caicos' history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Brown House, which is not a great distance from the shore, and is accessible in a taxi or on foot.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Cities near North Beach include Balfour Town, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for those wanting to scope out the local scene. From the shore, Balfour Town isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty nice assortment of accommodation options to choose from near the beach. The closest of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Pat's Place, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

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

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

Salt Cay has many nice beaches, so if North Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another option worth considering is Balfour Beach, located a mile and a half to the south west.

Turks and Caicos has so much to offer, and North Beach is just one of the many options.


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