The ocean off the west coast of Salt Cay near Deane’s Dock is the best location near the island to anchor due to its typically sheltered conditions from the constant eastern trade winds. Another popular site is the leeward of Big Sand Cay, an uninhabited yet breathtakingly beautiful little cay.
Deane’s Dock is one of the oldest points of development in the Turks and Caicos, with the location having played an important role in sea salt production for hundreds of years.
In 1896, the current design and construction of the site (including the breakwater pier) was completed.
Over the years, Deane’s Dock naturally decayed and received serious damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.
The small settlement of Balfour Town is found on the northwest coast of Salt Cay. Many of the island’s essential infrastructure and businesses are found here including the airport and the main port of Deane’s Dock.