South Point

South Point Beach on Salt Cay is not such a popular spot for swimming due to the rough waters and rockiness visitors have to endure underfoot in order to walk out into the water. Still, you can often find beach combers and visitors on shore staring out into the water simply enjoying the view.

Located on the southwestern coast of the island of Salt Cay, You might want to drop by whether or not you're 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; relatively untouched parts of the coast like South Point might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
South Point can be found by heading south west on Salt Cay. The dirt road leading up to the beach can be hard to manage in your typical vehicle, so a jeep or another vehicle with four-wheel drive and good suspension is recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

South Point Beach is rockier than it is sandy, with a rugged coastline that leads into some of the most bright blue waters to be found. On shore are tufts of vibrant green grass interspersed with the sea debris and flat, white sand.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

South Point offers those who visit an angelic and peaceful escape, as the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Salt Cay. White House is seen a mile away, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Turks & Caicos National Museum, a lovely museum found 12 miles to the north-northeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near South Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
White House Historical Site 1.1 N Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 1.4 N Salt Cay
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 1.6 N Salt Cay
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 12.0 NNE Grand Turk
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 14.9 NNE Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

The closest city to South Point is Balfour Town, which is a fairly rural area, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the beach, Balfour Town is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the closest ones are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near South Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Vistas of Salt Cay -- -- Villa complex
Tradewinds Guest Suites 1.5 mi. N Guest house

Food

While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near South Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Coral Reef Bar and Grill (649) 245-1063 Caribbean 1.5 mi. N Salt Cay

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides South Point.

You might also want to visit Balfour Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting South Point is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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