Created to preserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Bahamas, Clifton Heritage National Park is a haven for snorkellers, hikers and anyone interested in the history of these islands.
On the western tip of New Providence in the Bahamas, Clifton Heritage National Park covers a large area featuring coastal wetlands, sandy beaches, coral reefs and woodland, all teeming with native wildlife.
The park was opened to the public in 2009 and is best known for its amazing marine sculpture garden, which includes the world's tallest underwater statue, the 5.5m-high Ocean Atlas. Standing in shallow water just offshore, it's a fascinating and easily accessible site for snorkellers.
Divers will also enjoy discovering the plane wreck off Jaws Beach - a prop from the 1987 film Jaws: The Revenge, which was filmed here.
A perfect destination for those visiting the Caribbean on a private yacht charter, the park is a great place to simply relax on secluded beaches or follow gentle forest walking trails and discover the local wildlife.
The park is best known for its amazing marine sculpture garden, which includes the world's tallest underwater statue
Also within the park, you will find the ruins of an 18th-century plantation house and the poignant remains of a former slave village.
Traveling further back in the history of the Bahamas, you can explore recreations of the wooden huts built by the native Lucayan people and the caves where they held religious rituals.
After a morning spent swimming in the sea or enjoying a picnic on the beach, take a leisurely walk along the cool forest paths which cross through the park's 208 acres of native coppice woodland, and keep an eye out for the colorful birds that live here.
If you plan on visiting New Providence on your next trip to the Bahamas or wish to add Clifton Heritage National Park to your itinerary, please speak with your preferred yacht charter broker.
Clifton Heritage National Park
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