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.

Positioned on the southwestern coast of the island of Salt Cay, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; relatively untouched parts of the coast like South Point are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you happen to go for beaches that grant a serene haven, then a good choice for you is South Point; it is back in a more rural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Salt Cay. It's located near White House, which is seen a mile away, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like H.M. Prison Museum (positioned 12 miles to the north-northeast) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Turks and Caicos' interesting past.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions 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
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 11.9 NNE Grand Turk
The Salt House Museum 11.9 NNE Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

Balfour Town is the closest city to South Point. It is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene. From South Point, Balfour Town is not far away, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the nearest ones are listed in the following table.

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

Food

Although the area surrounding South Point isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Needless to say, South Point isn't the only beach worth visitng on Salt Cay.

You may also enjoy Balfour Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the north.

There's plenty to see and do in Turks and Caicos, and dropping by South Point is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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