This small stretch of coastline is found between the settlements of Conch Bar and Bambarra on Middle Caicos. The low marine limestone cliff coastline of Nongatown Landing continues from the east side of this beach.
A quiet and nice, albeit small, beach is located at the point. The Conch Bar Coastal Road leads to Platico Point and is well worth the drive.
The coasts in the Platico Point area of Middle Caicos can be quite good for shell beachcombing. Due to the adjacent barrier reef and typical ocean swell, cowries, tritons, and conchs can often be found.
The Abandoned Cargo Port
The rusted and heavily decayed remains of a crane, barge, tanks, and containers can be seen at Platico Point. This equipment was part of a failed cargo port project.
This collapsing equipment can be dangerous and should be avoided.
Origin of the Name
The name is believed to have Spanish origins. Platico translates as ‘I chat/speak’ in Spanish (from the infinitive verb platicar), but also exists as the diminutive form (to denote smallness) in Cuban Spanish for ‘plate’. Certain diminutive word endings in Cuban Spanish use -ico/-ica instead of -ito/-ita in Castilian Spanish (in this case platico instead of platito).