Not a spot for swimming, this wetland area is better suited as a place to experience the local wildlife.
5 star rating for South Creek by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The beach at South Creek.
This small wetlands area on Salt Cay offers mangroves, sandy channels, and exposed flats at low tide. Although the water in the area is quite shallow and unsuitable for swimming or snorkelling, South Creek is a pleasant place for
exploring, kayaking and birdwatching.
At low tide, varied sand patterns are revealed.
Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
The wetlands at low tide.
South Creek is the only wetlands paddling site on the island.
Kayaking is a bit limited in extent yet beautiful nonetheless. We highly suggest that you
check the tides and plan your adventure at for high tide.
The area really isn’t suitable for stand up paddle boarding as the majority of the water ways are too shallow for the fin on the board.
As the main wetland on Salt Cay, South Creek excels as a birdwatching site. Ospreys, reddish egrets, great egrets, tri-coloured herons, stilts and terns are common sights. A bit rarer, American kestrels, mangrove cuckoos, yellow-crowned night herons and snowy egrets are also around.
Flamingos are unfortunately are not as much of a regular sight as they are on the Caicos Islands.
South Creek is easily accessed from the east side of
South District. Both of the main streets in this this settlement terminate on the edge of the wetlands.