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 toward the center of the island of Green Turtle Cay, near Fiddle Cay, Ocean Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Although the area isn't crowded with buildings, many folks still find this a great destination since it has such a relaxed atmosphere.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Ocean Beach is on the East coast of Green Turtle Cay; it's located near attractions like Memorial Sculpture Garden, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Albert Lowe Museum, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 closest part of Green Turtle Cay to Ocean Beach is Blackwood Village. This interesting part of Green Turtle Cay is only seven miles from the shore, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that is not crowded with buildings, so for guests looking to get a better feel for the area, Blackwood Village is a good option.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you will find just a few places to stay nearby, those accommodation options closest to Ocean Beach can be viewed below.

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 on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Green Turtle Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their salads and sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Green Turtle Cay has several beautiful beaches, so Ocean Beach is just one of your options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Treasure Cay Beach, found seven and a half miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Bight 'O Bay Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located a half mile to the south-southeast.

You might also want to visit White Sound Beach, another great Bahamas beach site.

Maybe Ocean Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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