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East Bay

South Caicos
East Bay in the Turks and Caicos
East Bay, with the old Highlands House in the background.

East Bay is a coastal area on the southeast side of South Caicos. Salterra Beach, one of the best beaches on the island, is located near East Bay.

As is the case with many of the coastlines on South Caicos, the general East Bay region is quite scenic. To the north are the expansive salt salinas, and beautiful Dove Cay and Long Cay are visible to the west.

For those on a day trip to South Caicos, this beach is a great stop before continuing on to Highlands Bay and Valley Bay Beach.


The snorkeling options near East Bay and Salterra Beach are varied and interesting. A few small reefs and coral heads are located off the east end of the beach, and the barrier reef is a quick trip via boat from the beach. Fish Rock, a limestone isle on the barrier reef also isn't far off. The seagrass beds likewise hide quite a bit of marine life.


The Turks and Caicos generally experiences an east-southeast trade wind, and these conditions typically make Salterra Beach and East Bay the best kite spot on South Caicos. Wind will usually be onshore, whereas the other beaches on South Caicos typically have an offshore or side shore direction. There can be a little chop on breezy days, yet a barrier reef and the small peninsula at Shark Bay (Gannaway Bay) do quite a bit to flatten the ocean surface.