Over 400 acres of prime land available
The parish’s 6 square miles (16 km2) offer forest-draped mountains in the northern interior, with the more scrub-like covered Canada Hills near the southern interior borders. The coastline is marked by the beautiful (but dangerous due to Atlantic Waves) black-sand beach of Hermitage Bay on the North Coast. Sheer cliffs dominate the rest of the coastline, but to the extreme South of this lies a 6-mile (9.7 km) long continuous strip of sand that stretches from Saint Mary Cayon, into Saint Peter Basseterre and eventually into Saint George Basseterre, the sands lightening in hue as one descends southward. The beaches of Saint Mary Cayon are used by Leatherback turtles to lay their eggs. The town of Cayon dominates the central portion of the parish, with the smaller villages of Lodge and Ottley’s to the North. All the lands surrounding these villages are covered in peasant farms and abandoned sugar cane estates, up to 1,000 ft (300 m) above sea level, when forests take over.
There are many notable ravines in the parish, indicating that it may be one of the oldest parts of island, after the South East Peninsula. Lodge ghaut is the largest ghaut on St. Kitts and is home to the Lodge Rail bridge, the highest bridge in the federation, nearly 100 feet (30 m) above the ghaut floor. The Cayon river, around which the town of Cayon is situated, is one of only four year-long watered rivers on the island, and the only one on the island’s East Coast (the other three being Wingfield River and East River in Saint Thomas Middle Island and Stone Fort River in Trinity Palmetto Point). The water systems around Cayon however, like those on the East Coast, have been tapered off for local consumption. The Southern border of the parish is marked by Wash Ghaut, a deep, wide, canyon-like ravine.
- Parcel 1 : 7.231 acres
- Parcel 2 : 200 acres
- Parcel 3 : 195.73 acres
TOTAL : 402.961 acres
Cayon boasts of one of the earliest churches in the Americas. The Anglican Church in Upper Cayon was built in the seventeenth century. There are Vaults in the building dating from the seventeenth century.
Cayon is the home of the Spooners Cotton Ginnery where cotton was ginned and cooking oil, caustic soda, animal food and soap were produced.