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.

Situated on the western coast of the island of New Providence, 2.1 miles southeast of Clifton Bay, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like South Ocean Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, so your food won't get sandy.

Restrooms are available at South Ocean Beach. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of New Providence; it's located near attractions like Blue Shark Golf Course, which is a half mile to the northwest.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Art Galley of The Bahamas, a lovely museum found within cab range, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction 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 guests seeking a little additional excitement might want to consider heading over to Cable Beach, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the following list.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Aviva.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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 searching for the perfect beach will have other options if South Ocean Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Old Fort Bay, found only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Gaulding Cay Beach. It's found three and a half miles to the west-northwest.

You may also want to consider Da Flat Adelaide Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot in the Bahamas.

Maybe South Ocean Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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