Orchard Beach is located along the North Coast High Way road between Hopewell and Sandy Bay. It is also known as Old Steamer Beach as there is an old ship wreak that is located within the water near the shoreline.
The Beach consist of fine grain white sand with a relatively narrow area of sand to allow for recreational use. Old reef rocks are scattered along sections of the beach near the high water mark. The area shows signs of erosion.
An extensive seagrass bed is located directly offshore the swim zone. A fringing reef lies approximately 400 meters offshore that offers protection to the seagrass lagoon and beach. Coastal vegetation includes West Indian Almond and Sea Grapes.
The beach is easily accessible and lies along main road. There are no designated parking areas, however the area is able to accommodate approximately 5 vehicles. There are no bathroom facilities for public use.
A small shop and bar is located to the west of the beach.
The area is fit for strolling and swimming.
|Sea conditions||The area is generally calm|
|Lifeguard Service||No Lifeguards on Duty|
The beach is easily accessible and lies along main road.
|small shop and bar|
|Owned by||Hanover Municipal Corporation|