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 side of the island of Salt Cay, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. It's often said that South Point is one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Turks and Caicos' urban areas. Other nearby beaches in Turks and Caicos offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.
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.
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, 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.
If you like beaches that offer those who visit a tranquil experience, then you will want to try South Point; it's back in a much quieter sector of Salt Cay.
South Point is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South West coast of Salt Cay. It is close to White House, which is found a mile to the north, and it is one of the area's attractions.
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 to the north-northeast, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.
|White House||Historical Site||1.1||N||Salt Cay|
|Brown House||Historical Site||1.4||N||Salt Cay|
|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|
South Point is in thearea, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town to South Point is Balfour Town, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the coast, Balfour Town is a quick trip away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the table below.
|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|
While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.
A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.
|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||--||--||--|
Salt Cay has many beaches, and South Point is just one option.
You might also want to visit Balfour Beach, which is located within a short distance.
Turks and Caicos has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by South Point is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.
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