Part of the
East Bay Islands National Park and in the general
Bottle Creek area, this low lying 870 acre (350 hectare) island is found next to the northeast coast of North Caicos. Not to be confused with its adjacent neighbor
East Bay Cay close to the north, Bay Cay is separated from North Caicos at the end of
Horsestable Beach by a small 400ft (120m) channel.
A decent three mile (4.8km) long beach is found off the north coast of the island, but much of the south side is mangrove wetlands.
Uninhabited and rarely visited, the main activities in the area are day trips by boat or kayak from North Caicos.
As in all protected areas in the Turks and Caicos, It is illegal to take or harm any animal, plant, natural item or historical artifact. This includes seashells, animals, plants and flowers, coral and sand. Littering and vandalism is against the law and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.