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 edge of New Providence. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Although the Bahamas has more secluded beaches than Old Fort Bay, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to attract vacationers.
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.
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.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of New Providence; it will be near other attractions like Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Art Galley of The Bahamas. This museum is located just a cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|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|
|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|
|Crystal Palace Casino||Casino||9.2 mi.||ENE||New Providence|
|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|
Old Fort Bay is close to Cable Beach, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Old Fort Bay guests seeking some additional excitement should consider heading to Cable Beach, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.
You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the following table.
|A Stones Throw Away||4.6||NE||Hotel|
|Orange Hill Beach Inn||5.6||ENE||Hotel|
A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance.is one of the closest eateries. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.
The following table lists nearby restaurant options.
|Mahogany House||(242) 362-6669||International, Italian||Informal||--||--|
|The News Cafe||(242) 362-4585||Café||--||1.5 mi.||E|
|(888) 909-7001||American, Contemporary||Informal||2.4 mi.||ESE|
|(888) 909-7001||Grill||Fine Dining||2.5 mi.||SE|
|(888) 909-7001||Bar and grill||Very Casual||2.5 mi.||SE|
|(888) 909-7001||Caribbean, Contemporary||Informal||2.5 mi.||SE|
|(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|
Needless to say, Old Fort Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng on New Providence.
Another location you might enjoy is Gaulding Cay Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located two miles to the west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Lyford Cay Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.
You might also want to visit Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located within a short distance.
Old Fort Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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