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 should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is Old Fort Marina Beach, which is generally active and popular, but not usually over-crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, this beach offers a nice middle ground.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you tend to go for coasts which bring guests a peaceful place to escape, then you should enjoy Old Fort Marina Beach; it's back in a more natural sector of New Providence.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Old Fort Marina Beach is on the West coast of New Providence. Albany Golf Course is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

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 stray too far from the beach. Actually, you'll find this spot four miles to the east-northeast of this place of historical interest.

If a visit to the Old Fort Marina Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones 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 tourists hoping to find some additional excitement will want to consider checking out Cable Beach, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you are wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists 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

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Old Fort Marina Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Old Fort Bay Club.

Nearby restaurants are provided 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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on New Providence besides Old Fort Marina Beach.

You may also enjoy Orange Hill Beach, which is located three miles away.

Perhaps Old Fort Marina Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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