The beach at Cedar Point varies quite a bit throughout the year and depending on conditions. At times its one of the most beautiful locations in the county and at other time stagnant ponds form and seaweed collects. Regardless of what the current conditions are at Cedar Point, nature lovers and the adventurous will enjoy the journey out.
5 star rating for Cedar Point by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Waves at Cedar Point, Middle Caicos.
Cedar Point is also sometimes considered part of
Wild Cow Run beach.
Located on the far north-eastern end of Middle Caicos, Cedar Point Beach is a remote and incredible coast, and one of the most scenic areas in the Turks and Caicos. The beach’s name is derived from the dense forest of casuarina trees (also known as Australian Pines) that line the coast, which are often referred to locally as cedars.
Cedar Point offers a very wide white sand beach, with shallow turquoise water. As is the case at several channel systems in the Caicos Islands, the area at times has a network of picturesque sand bars, which do move with the varying weather conditions. At times, these sand bars form sheltered lagoons, which can be very scenic.
At the extreme eastern end of the beach is Windward Going Through Channel, which separates Middle Caicos from the beautiful and uninhabited
Dickish Cay. In the distance can be seen the likewise exquisite
Joe Grant Cay. The depths of the channels and shallows in the area isn’t significant, so it’s possible to wade over.
The terrain near Cedar Point is quite beautiful and unique. Some of the best thatch palm forests in the country are located inland, and there are orchids, Cuban crows, and interesting semi-lithified dunes to explore.
The thick casuarina forest provides ample and welcome shade, and is the perfect setting for a tranquil afternoon.
Getting to Cedar Point Beach
The amazing colors at the channel at Cedar Point between Middle Caicos and Dickish Cay.
Cedar Point and Wild Cow Run is very scenic and well worth the visit, yet it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a remote area. Middle Caicos is home to several amazing beaches that are easier to access, including famous
Mudjin Harbour and
Bambarra Beach. Many guests may prefer spending time at these beaches instead of Cedar Point, to avoid the long drive.
Take the main paved road from the
Bambarra settlement on Middle Caicos towards
Lorimers. Directly before you reach the village of Lorimers, turn left onto the unpaved road and continue for 2.5 miles (4km). You will pass the sign for Haulover Plantation on your left after 1.7 miles (2.7km).
Continue for .8 miles (1.3km) at which you should reach a four way intersection around a small triangular island of vegetation. As you approach this, keep right and take the first right. The road should then continue for 4.2 (6.8km) miles to Cedar Point. A short walking path leads from the end of this road through the trees to the beach. A
jeep or 4x4 is recommended.
NOTE: Cedar Point Beach is very remote. If your vehicle breaks down or gets stuck in the sand, you’ll have a 7 mile (11.3km) walk to the nearest settlement (the tiny village of Lorimers). Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water.