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 regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Turks and Caicos. While South Point may be a little more difficult to reach, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

South Point brings guests a quiet and relaxing experience, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Salt Cay; the area hosts attractions such as White House, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to H.M. Prison Museum. This museum is located 12 miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 11.9 NNE Grand Turk
The Salt House Museum 11.9 NNE Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

South Point is close to Balfour Town, so walking the city is a definite option. Balfour Town is the closest town to South Point. It is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests who want to see more of the area. From the shore, Balfour Town is a fairly short distance away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near South Point
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Tradewinds Guest Suites 1.5 mi. N Salt Cay Guest house
Castaway Salt Cay 1.6 mi. N Salt Cay Cottages
White Sands Beach Resort 9.5 mi. NNE Grand Turk Hotel


Although the area surrounding South Point isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Coral Reef Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near South Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coral Reef Bar and Grill -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. N
Island Thyme Bistro (649) 946-6977 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal -- --
Pat's Place (649) 946-6919 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides South Point on Salt Cay.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Balfour Beach, located only a short distance away.

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


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