Dickish Cay in the Turks and Caicos The beach on the northern coast of Dickish Cay.
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Dickish Cay

Turks and Caicos
The Casuarina trees of Dickish Cay.

Dickish Cay is a highly scenic uninhabited island, located close off the northeastern point of Middle Caicos, and adjacent to Joe Grant Cay. The island can be seen from the Wild Cow Run and Cedar Point beaches on Middle Caicos, and some of the beachgoers that make the long journey to the area wade across the shallow channel to visit the cay.

One aspect that makes the greater area between Middle Caicos and East Caicos so beautiful is the constantly-changing sandbars, channels, and shallows between the cays. The white sand of these features contrasts with the vibrant turquoises and blues of the water, creating an unforgettable view.


Aerial view of Dickish Cay
Aerial view of the cay's north shore.

Dickish Cay has a total area of about 175 acres (71 hectares). The northern beach on the cay supports a narrow band of casuarina trees, and the interior varies from wetlands and red mangroves, to tropical dry forest and small clumps of thatch palms. Small ponds of varying salinity are found on the northern half of the island.


Dickish Cay and the surrounding area are home to a menagerie of wildlife and marine life. The cay itself supports the threatened Turks and Caicos Islands Rock Iguana, yet there are not reliable estimates on total populations. On and around the cay are often reddish egrets, green herons, tricolored herons, yellow-crowned night herons, and flamingos. In the waters around the cay are turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, and sharks of many sizes, including the occasional large tiger shark.