Part of the
East Bay Islands National Park and in the general
Bottle Creek area, this low lying 1500 acre (600 hectare) island is found next to the northeast coast of North Caicos. Not to be confused with its adjacent neighbor
Bay Cay close to the north, East Bay Cay offers a beautiful Casuarina Tree lined 3.3 mile long (5.4km) white sand beach on its east coast, and extensive mangrove wetlands off the west side.
Uninhabited and rarely visited, the main activities in the area are day trips by boat or kayak from North Caicos. Due the beach on East Bay Cay is excellent for flotsam beachcombing due to being exposed to the east trade winds.
As in all protected areas in the Turks and Caicos, It is illegal to take or harm any animal, plant, natural item or historical artifact. This includes seashells, animals, plants and flowers, coral and sand. Littering and vandalism is against the law and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
The entire north face of the cay is a narrow white sand beach.