South Ocean Beach

Quiet and tranquil, this beach runs along the coast just west of quaint Adelaide Village. With Albany and Blue Shark golf courses nearby, South Ocean Beach is the perfect place to relax after a round of golf.

Located on the island of New Providence, 2.1 miles southeast of Clifton Bay, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. South Ocean Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as South Ocean Beach, but are usually busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located just southeast of Albany Golf Course, and is accessible by car. From the golf course on Adelaide Rd, take any number of roads south to the ocean.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is a long, straight strip of pristine white sand which hugs the south coast until it finds the Albany Marina. With the nearby wetlands, there is no end to the activities one can partake in here. Nature lovers will have the opportunity to see many native plants and animals - bird watchers will find the area especially impressive. Snorkeling gear, bicycles and kayaks are also available for rent.

Whether you're eating lunch or just a snack at, you'll appreciate the available picnic tables.

South Ocean Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby


South Ocean Beach is on the West coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as US Navy Squadron 1 Monument, which is three quarters of a mile to the west.

Historical attractions such as The Caves provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at South Ocean Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about The Bahamas' past, for those willing to go exploring. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located seven miles from this place of historical significance.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near South Ocean Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 0.8 W New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 1.2 NE New Providence
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 2.2 W New Providence
The Caves Historical Site 6.9 NE New Providence
Baha Mar Casino Casino 8.8 NE New Providence

Cities and Towns

South Ocean Beach is very close to Cable Beach, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Those visiting South Ocean Beach who are looking for additional places to explore might want to consider heading to Cable Beach, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests looking for a room near South Ocean Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near South Ocean Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Albany Resort 0.6 E Villa complex
The Island House 2.2 N Hotel
Coral Harbour Beach Villas 3.9 ESE Villa complex


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. Azul is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for their chicken and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near South Ocean Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Azul (242) 676-6000 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.6 mi. E
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Bahamian Fine Dining 0.6 mi. E
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 677-5016 Bahamian Informal 1.9 mi. E
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal 2.2 mi. N
Shima (242) 698-6300 Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese -- 2.2 mi. N
The Coffee Bar (242) 698-6300 -- -- 2.2 mi. N
Old Fort Restaurant (242) 362-5046 Bahamian Informal 3.6 mi. NNE
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 4.6 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides South Ocean Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Old Fort Bay, located only a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Gaulding Cay Beach. You'll find it three and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Da Flat Adelaide Beach, which is an additional nearby Bahamas destination.

You may find that South Ocean Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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