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Cut Cay

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Christopher Columbus referred to Cut Cay as "the island that is not an island" in his journal. He believed that it would be a good site for a fortress. It is the small island across a shallow channel off North Point in San Salvador. At low tide, one can wade across to the Cay.

Recreational Opportunities
  • Beachcombing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

Getting to the cay could be challenging for persons with mobility impairments or those in wheelchairs. Care should also be taken when moving around on the loose sand.

For More Information, Contact:

San Salvador Tourist Office

Queen's Highway, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-1928 · fax (242) 331-1927
Administrator's Office-San Salvador
General Delivery, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-2202 · fax (242) 331-2221

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 24.123898000
Longitude: -74.464379000
Elevation: 0 FT (0 M)
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