Rolling waves at Long Bay, Salt Cay.

Long Bay Salt Cay

Beach Information
Do Not Touch Fish or Coral
No Lifeguard
No Littering
No Open Fires
Our Opinion
A rough and weather coastline, this is a great place for exploring and beachcombing.
3 star rating for Long Bay by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
This beach is a bit more rugged than the other beaches on Salt Cay.

Exposed to the constant eastern tradewinds and close to the barrier reef, the ocean here is typically rough and unsuitable for swimming or snorkelling. Large amounts of flotsam wash up on this coastline (plastics of all kinds), much of which having made the long journey from North Africa or Europe.

Ruins and field walls on Taylor Hill overlook this beach and are interesting sites to explore when in the area, and to the north of this coast is the Grey Salina.

Whales can sometimes be seen off the coast here when in season (January through March).

Getting Here

Long Bay can be accessed by either walking over Taylor Hill or the longer (suitable for golf carts and bikes) track around the northeast of the airstrip. There’s lots to explore so take plenty of drinking water.  

Shipwreck and flotsam at Long Bay.

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