Northeast Point is the far northern end of Salt Cay, and is a very scenic area that offers low rocky cliffs and small beaches. When the weather is calm, the snorkeling here is excellent.
A small bluff at the point offers excellent views down the coast of Salt Cay. In the distance, Cotton Cay, Grand Turk, and cruise ships can be seen, along with whales during the winter months (January through March).
North Bay Beach, which is directly adjacent to Northeast Point, is considered by most to be the finest beach on Salt Cay, and likewise deserves to be explored.
If you have the time, it’s interesting to make the 0.5-mile (0.9 km) walk along the coast to the south to see the beautiful centuries-old stonework of the inlet channel to Grey Salina, part of the historical salt industry.
As is the case throughout Salt Cay, the terrain and vegetation of Northeast Point present a particularly weather-beaten and rugged appearance. Low hedges of salt-resistant coastal plants cling to the limestone bluffs, and are quite picturesque.
There are sections of relatively hard limestone ironshore coastline, but much of the area is hard sandy dune.
Follow the road that heads north 660 feet (200 m) west of the airport. After 1450 feet (440 m), take a right and continue for 1.5 miles (2.5 km). You will pass the ruins of the Windmills Resort, and then Castaway Villas. The road will turn into a sandy track at this point as it follows the coast.
Heavily loaded carts will likely get stuck in the soft sand of the tracks leading out to Northeast Point. It’s advisable to maintain speed when traversing the softer sections.