Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some “Frequently Asked Questions” about Clifton Heritage National Park

The park’s operating hours are Monday-Sunday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 

Yes, Clifton Heritage National Park is opened most public holidays, with the exception of Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Clifton Heritage National Park was established in June 2004 when a mandate was passed by parliament to protect and preserve this historic area for the use and benefit of the Bahamian people. However, the park officially opened its doors in April 2009.

Yes, there is an entrance fee for the park. Please click the following link for more information on the same.

Yes, the entrance fee is included in all guided tours.

No, there is not a fee for parking at Clifton Heritage National Park – parking is free.

CHNP is located Southwest Road – New Providence Bahamas. You can find Clifton Heritage National Park traveling southwest 3-miles from “The Island House”. 

Yes, but it is only offered to guest that book our Deluxe and Premium packages which are round-trip transportation inclusive.
The Heritage Tour is approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour depending on size of the group.

The Heritage tour is a walking tour, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and sunblock during the hot summer months. You can also bring an umbrella, hat and/or a small towel to protect you from the sun’s rays. We also have sunblock, visors and hats on sale.

The Snorkeling Tour is approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour depending on size of the group.
We recommend bringing a swimming / wet suit, towel, sunblock.

You must be between the ages 12-65 to participate- NO EXEPTIONS!

No, one of the requirements for the snorkeling tour is that you must be able to swim.

Yes, dogs are allowed at the park. However, they are required to be on a leash at all times and their owners are expected to clean up after them. We also have dog waste/poop bags on sale at the gift store.

The giftshop and the main restroom at the entrance are the only wheelchair accessible areas on the park. We are diligently working on providing more wheelchair accessible around the park.
There is not a true restaurant at the park, but we do however serve lunch daily. You can ask for the menu upon registering at our gift shop.
Yes, guests can bring their own and beverages at the park. However, you are not allowed to bring your own grill and/or hibachi on the park.

Unfortunately, the snorkel tour would not be cheaper if guests bring their own gear as gear rental is factored in the total tour price. However, if our guests are more comfortable with using their own gear, there are no restrictions against the same.

FYI: A proper snorkel vest is mandatory to wear to participate in the snorkel tour.

Yes, outdoor showers are located on Johnston Beach.

Yes, the park has an annual membership. Please click the following link for more information on the same. CLICK HERE


- Clifton Heritage National Park is a 208-acre site and is managed by the Clifton Heritage Authority which was created in 2004. - The Carriage House/ Gift Store still has the original walls which was made of limestone and mortar, but the room and flooring redone is the late 2000s. - Just off the shores of the snorkel beach at CLIFTON is the Sir Nicholas Nuttal / BREEF Underwater Sculpture Garden which hosts the world’s largest underwater single standing sculpture- Ocean Atlas. - There are over three miles of stone walls at CLIFTON. These walls are approximately 3ft high and 18” wide. - In the 1800s, travelling from CLIFTON to the city of Nassau took an estimated 4 hours by land and 2 hours by sea. - When the Loyalists and their slaves arrived in The Bahamas, they doubled the population. - CLIFTON has hosted many weddings at various sites including: Sacred Space, Johnston Beach and Turtle Pen. - The women of Sacred Space were carved out of Casuarina trees. - There are underwater shipwrecks off the coast of CLIFTON. The James Bond movies -Thunderball and Never Say Never Again were filmed here. - CLIFTON hosted its first fete party during the premier year of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in 2015 and have hosted several fetes since then.