Old Fort Marina Beach

Just across the street from Old Fort Marina is a beach of the same name. Often frequented by yachters after docking their boat, this is a cool, calm beach that everyone can enjoy.

Positioned in Old Fort Bay, Old Fort Marina Beach is on the West coast of New Providence. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Old Fort Marina Beach is by no means secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
To access Old Fort Marina Beach, exit West Bay Street towards Old Fort Marina and head to the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Deep blue waters, almost gem-toned in hue, calmly lap the shores of Old Fort Marina Beach, which also enjoys soft pink sands.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you find that you like coasts that offer visitors an idyllic environment, then you should enjoy Old Fort Marina Beach; it's hidden away in a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Old Fort Marina Beach on the West coast of New Providence. Albany Golf Course is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few local attractions.

Historic attractions, including The Caves, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Old Fort Marina Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this shoreline is a short cab ride away from this interesting historical site.

If a visit to the Old Fort Marina 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 Old Fort Marina Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 2.5 S New Providence
Blue Shark Golf Course Golf Course 3.1 SSW New Providence
Commonwealth Brewery Brewery 3.7 SW New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 3.7 SSW New Providence
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 4.1 SW New Providence

Cities and Towns

Old Fort Marina Beach is in the Cable Beach area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Old Fort Marina Beach visitors looking for some additional excitement will want to think about going to Cable Beach, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation area, it usually isn't that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the options closest to Old Fort Marina Beach.

Accommodations near Old Fort Marina Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Island House 1.2 mi. SSW Hotel
Compass Point 1.8 mi. NE Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 2.1 mi. NE Hotel
Orange Hill Beach Inn 3.1 mi. ENE Hotel
Ocean West Boutique Hotel 3.9 mi. ENE Hotel
Sandyport Beaches Resort 5.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Netties Place at Casuarinas -- -- Hotel
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa 6.1 mi. ENE Resort
Westwind Club 6.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Blue Water Resort 6.4 mi. ENE Resort

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. Old Fort Bay Club is one of the closest eateries.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Old Fort Marina Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
The News Cafe (242) 362-4585 Café -- 1.2 mi. SW
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal 1.2 mi. SSW
Shima (242) 698-6300 Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese -- 1.2 mi. SSW
The Coffee Bar (242) 698-6300 -- -- 1.2 mi. SSW
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 1.3 mi. NE
Travellers' Rest (242) 327-7633 American, Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. NE
Beach Shack -- -- -- 2.5 mi. SW
Orange Hill Restaurant (242) 327-7157 Eclectic Very Casual 3.1 mi. ENE
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Grill Fine Dining 3.2 mi. S
Azul (888) 909-7001 Bar and grill Very Casual 3.2 mi. S
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 3.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on New Providence besides Old Fort Marina Beach.

You may also enjoy Orange Hill Beach, located not too far away, which means a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and dropping by Old Fort Marina Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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