• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Which is better for us, Beachplace or Ocean Pointe

vacationlover2

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2006
Messages
955
Reaction score
29
Points
389
Location
New Jersey
Looking to add on a beach vacation before Disney. It is me, hubby, DD14 and DD11. We love to swim and do activities. Which one do you think we'd enjoy more?

Thanks!
 

Seaport104

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2012
Messages
1,535
Reaction score
299
Points
294
Location
NJ
Looking to add on a beach vacation before Disney. It is me, hubby, DD14 and DD11. We love to swim and do activities. Which one do you think we'd enjoy more?

Thanks!

Depends on what you're looking for.

Beachplace is across the street from the beach but lots of places within walking distance, small rooftop pool. Fort Lauderdale has a "city" feel.

Ocean Pointe has a resort feel, property is large with lots of activities and property is beachfront.
 

Xpat

TUG Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2014
Messages
272
Reaction score
69
Points
238
Resorts Owned
Marriott DSV II, Newport Coast, Canyon Villas, Grand Chateau, Phuket, Marbella, Playa Andaluza / HGVC Craigendarroch / Worldmark / Wyndham
Looking to add on a beach vacation before Disney. It is me, hubby, DD14 and DD11. We love to swim and do activities. Which one do you think we'd enjoy more?

Thanks!

I really like Beachplace - it's a nice urban resort with a small footprint. But with younger kids, I'd recommend Ocean Pointe.
 

dgf15215

TUG Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2015
Messages
312
Reaction score
178
Points
153
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
I would concur with JP, with kids I'd take Ocean Pointe although like JP, I really like Beachplace, just got back from twelve days there a few days ago. Ocean Pointe has more of a "family" feel to it while Beachplace is more cosmopolitan. In either case, it looks like the weather may be with you. And while in West Palm try Rocco's Tacos, the one downtown near government center. Great food and so noisy and active that kids fit right in.
 

vacationhopeful

TUG Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2007
Messages
12,760
Reaction score
1,699
Points
498
Location
Northeast USA
Beachplace .. stayed there ... no Ocean Point experience

Have stayed several times at BP on II exchanges ... The pool is small and in the building shadow MOST of the day after 11AM.

Very much a center city element and activity level ... several loud bars and dining in the mall level UNDER BP towers.

Busy 4 lanes of traffic to cross to get to ocean (yes, there is a OVERHEAD walkway ... but not a go directly from BP and drop onto beach .. rather "get out onto the street and steps up (or small elevator), walk across the bridge, take steps down or elevator to sand"....
 

mj2vacation

Guest
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
485
Reaction score
58
Points
338
Location
New Jersey
We have daughters who are 11 and 15. We love Oceana Palms. Have stayed at Ocean Pointe many times and been to Beachplace, but imho, Oceana is the place to go.
 

lizap

TUG Member
Joined
May 26, 2013
Messages
1,949
Reaction score
240
Points
173
Location
Louisiana
Just stayed at Ocean Pointe. Cannot say enough good things about this resort.
 

jme

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
4,844
Reaction score
3,150
Points
598
Location
Southeast,TUG since '98
Resorts Owned
Marriotts:
Grande Ocean x 6
Barony x 2
OceanWatch x 1
Manor Club x 1
.
Waterside by Spin x 2
Sheraton Bdw Pln x2
ChurchSt/Charleston x2
no contest, Ocean Pointe.

OP is more open, more beautiful beach and pools, more activities.
BP is smaller, pool is on 4th floor and very small, overlooks ugly rooftops, must cross road to access beach, awful imho.
 

dougp26364

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
14,546
Reaction score
3,267
Points
698
Location
Kansas
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grand Chateau
Marriott Shadow Ridge
Marriott Ocean Pointe
Marriott Destination Club Points
Hilton Grand Vacation Club Las Vegas Blvd
Grand Colorado on Peak 8
Spinnaker French Quarter Resort Branson
Ocean Pointe is a "destination" resort where one can stay/play at the resort without needing to leave the resort grounds. Beachplace Towers is an urban resort where there's more going on around the resort than at the resort. At least that's our opinion.

Beachplace Towers has a lot going on around it and has a lot to offer if you're into restaurants, clubbing and ocean based activities. Ocean Pointe has a lot to offer onsite with a larger children's splash pad, three large resort pools in the main complex and a zero entry pool at the Kingfish building ( separated by a private condo building from the main resort), direct access to the beach, miniature golf course, shuffle board, botche ball, Tiki bar and grill with outdoor seating, two large hot tubs et.... and a more extensive activities list.

What Ocean Pointe doesn't have is a very active nightlife within walking distance and, as others will point out, tends to get quite not long after the sun goes down. We go in November and December when there's a decidedly older crowd in residence. We enjoy relaxing and it's better for us than Beachplace Towers. I have no idea what summertime crowds might be like.
 

pedro47

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
22,253
Reaction score
8,675
Points
948
Location
East Coast
We also liked Ocean Pointe, just felt more relaxed.
 

pwrshift

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
5,529
Reaction score
29
Points
483
Location
Toronto
Resorts Owned
Marriott Manor Club - 3 weeks platinum, 2 weeks at Marriott Beachplace Towers, and 1 week at Marriott Canyon Villas
I own at BPT so admit to a degree of bios, but I bought there when it first opened and have gone there every year since. I've stayed at both. At BP you don't even need a car as everything is within a short walk or a very cheap shuttle bus...and the airport is a 15 minute taxi. This is a million dollar view of a gret beachfront or intracoastal waterway, right beside condos that sell for millions. Complaints about the traffic and spring breakers are nonsense in my view. A big CVS is right in the complex for food items much cheaper than BP Marketplace. You could walk north to a fancy dinner every night of the week at a Ritz, Hilton, W., Weston, and more...or walk south to cheaper food fare. If you want to have an active time BP is the place.

You are stranded at OP without a car, and like an old folks home everyone is in bed by 8 pm. Only a few of the units have beachfront views. The pools are great for the tons of little kids, but I don't like the beach as much as Ft. Laud.

Brian
 

normab

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2005
Messages
1,071
Reaction score
304
Points
443
Location
Florida
We own at BP, but like both. For younger children, under 15, I'd recommend ocean point. We also feel BP has a more cosmopolitan feel. And it's nicer to walk around. We mostly travel alone now without DS so it's a great fit for us. Ocean point is set up better for kids IMO.

It's actually fun to do a week at each when we can get 2 weeks consecutively.
 
Top