Old Fort Bay

The soft white sandy beach of Old Fort Bay curves gently alongside its private, ultra-exclusive gated community.

Located in Lyford Cay, 2.5 miles west-southwest of Old Fort Bay, this beach is on the West coast of New Providence. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Although the Bahamas has more secluded beaches than Old Fort Bay, it has just the right amount of private-feel to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located north of Lyford Cay's golf course, across Lyford Cay Drive. You'll need to have access inside Old Fort Bay's gated community in order to use this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The ocean views here on the the western portion of New Providence are simply stunning, and the calm, crystalline waters make for great water sport opportunities. Lined with palm trees, it's easy to carve out your own quiet, shady spot on this gorgeous beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of New Providence. It is near some interesting sites like Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Art Galley of The Bahamas. This museum is located 12 and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Old Fort Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 1.6 mi. SW New Providence
Blue Shark Golf Course Golf Course 1.8 mi. SSE New Providence
Commonwealth Brewery Brewery 1.9 mi. S New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 2.1 mi. S New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 2.4 mi. ESE New Providence
The Caves Historical Site 6.7 mi. ENE New Providence
Royal Blue Golf Course 9.0 mi. ENE New Providence
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 11.2 mi. E New Providence
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 11.4 mi. E New Providence
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 11.6 mi. E New Providence
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery 12.2 mi. E New Providence
National Art Galley of The Bahamas Art Museum 12.3 mi. E New Providence

Cities and Towns

Old Fort Bay guests seeking other interesting places to see might want to think about checking out Cable Beach, which is not far away and is an active, busy area.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Old Fort Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Old Fort Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Island House 1.6 E Hotel
Compass Point 4.3 NE Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 4.6 NE Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Beach Shack. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Old Fort Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Shack -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SE
The News Cafe (242) 362-4585 Café -- 1.5 mi. E
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal 1.6 mi. E
Shima (242) 698-6300 Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese -- 1.6 mi. E
The Coffee Bar (242) 698-6300 -- -- 1.6 mi. E
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Grill Fine Dining 2.5 mi. SE
Azul (888) 909-7001 Bar and grill Very Casual 2.5 mi. SE
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 2.5 mi. SE
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 362-1547 -- -- 3.7 mi. SE
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 3.8 mi. NE
Travellers' Rest (242) 327-7633 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.7 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Old Fort Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Gaulding Cay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it two miles to the west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Lyford Cay Beach. It is located just a little ways away.

You may also enjoy Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Old Fort Bay could end up a family favorite.


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