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 western coast of the island of New Providence, 2.1 miles southeast of Clifton Bay, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; less popular beaches like South Ocean Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off the sand. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the West coast of New Providence. It is near Blue Shark Golf Course, which is situated a half mile to the northwest, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Bahamas, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is The Caves, which is seven miles to the northeast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near South Ocean Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Blue Shark Golf Course Golf Course 0.5 mi. NW New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 0.8 mi. W New Providence
Commonwealth Brewery Brewery 1.0 mi. W New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 1.2 mi. NE New Providence
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 2.2 mi. W New Providence
The Caves Historical Site 6.9 mi. NE New Providence
Royal Blue Golf Course 8.8 mi. NE New Providence
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 10.5 mi. ENE New Providence
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 11.1 mi. ENE New Providence
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 11.3 mi. ENE New Providence
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery 11.8 mi. ENE New Providence
National Art Galley of The Bahamas Art Museum 11.9 mi. ENE New Providence

Cities and Towns

South Ocean Beach is near Cable Beach, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. South Ocean Beach guests hoping to find further attractions will want to think about checking out Cable Beach, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of the Bahamas.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay not far from South Ocean Beach are in luck, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near South Ocean Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Island House 2.2 N Hotel
Compass Point 4.9 NNE Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 5.1 NE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Aviva.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near South Ocean Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Grill Fine Dining 0.4 mi. E
Azul (888) 909-7001 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.4 mi. E
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 362-1547 -- -- 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
Beach Shack -- -- -- 2.3 mi. NW
The News Cafe (242) 362-4585 Café -- 2.3 mi. N
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 4.6 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on New Providence will have lots of options besides South Ocean Beach.

You might also enjoy Old Fort Bay, located within a mile or so. Others might prefer Gaulding Cay Beach, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located three and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Another option worth considering is Da Flat Adelaide Beach, another great beach choice in the Bahamas.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, South Ocean Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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