Ocean Beach

With a pleasant mix of peace and adventure, Ocean Beach offers some variety for those looking to spend a day at the beach.

Located on the island of Green Turtle Cay, in the general vicinity of Fiddle Cay, Ocean Beach is on the East edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Ocean Beach is one of those beaches that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

How to Access The Beach
Ocean Beach is found just east of Loyalist Road, encompassing the long stretch between Green Turtle Estates and the Green Turtle Club and Marina.

Amenities and Ambiance

Ocean Beach is undeveloped, so while you should not expect anything in terms of amenities or services, you can be sure that the atmosphere will be peaceful and the sand soft. This makes Ocean Beach a great choice for sunbathers, especially since there are also plenty of areas shaded by pine trees when it is time to cool off. For the swimmers, the beach is located right off a tropical reef, so any one with a pair of goggles will be able to take a look at a variety of tropical fish and exotic plant-life found of the Bahamian shore. As you can imagine, this also makes the beach great for some fishing.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the East coast of Green Turtle Cay; this area boasts other attractions such as Memorial Sculpture Garden, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Albert Lowe Museum. This museum is relatively near Ocean Beach, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If a visit to the Ocean Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Ocean Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Memorial Sculpture Garden Monument 1.5 mi. S Green Turtle Cay
Albert Lowe Museum Museum 1.5 mi. S Green Turtle Cay

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Green Turtle Cay to Ocean Beach is Blackwood Village. This interesting part of Green Turtle Cay is only seven miles away, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Keep in mind that this area in the Bahamas is not overly developed, and it will be a nice day out for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though travelers will not find very many places to stay in the area, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Ocean Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Green Turtle Club 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Bluff House Beach Hotel 0.8 mi. WSW Hotel
New Plymouth Inn -- -- Guest house

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Green Turtle Restaurant. This restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for serving salads and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Ocean Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Green Turtle Restaurant (242) 365-4271 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. W
Lizard Bar & Grill (242) 365-4191 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. SW
Ballyhoo Bar & Grill (800) 745-4911 Caribbean, International Informal 0.8 mi. WSW
Pineapples Bar & Grill (242) 365-4039 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. S
Harvey's Island Grill (242) 365-4389 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Laura's Kitchen (242) 365-4287 American, Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. S
The Wrecking Tree Restaurant 365-4263 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
McIntosh Restaurant (242) 365-4625 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. S
Rooster's Rest Pub & Restaurant (242) 365-4066 Caribbean -- 1.6 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Ocean Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Treasure Cay Beach, located seven and a half miles to the south-southeast. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Bight 'O Bay Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located a half mile to the south-southeast.

Another option worth considering is White Sound Beach, another great Bahamas beach site.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, a trip to Ocean Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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