Jaws Beach

New Providence

Jaws Beach – so named for its role in a climactic scene in the eponymous movie franchise – is part of the Clifton Heritage Park area, and thus protected, onshore and off. But it's a free public access area and a very pretty, low-key beach for gentle swimming and snorkelling.

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