Overview

Alligator Pond

Alligator Pond, Manchester
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Admission

Free

Opening Hours

Always open

Features

3/5
Cleanliness rating
0/5
Harassment rating
  • Parking available
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet available
  • Food & drinks allowed
  • Running water available
  • Cooking allowed

General

Basic Info

  • Surveyed by: Alligator Pond Citizens Association/JET
  • Survey date & time: 16th February, 2019, 3:00pm
  • Beach: Alligator Pond
  • Closest town: Alligator Pond, Manchester
  • Beach length: 325.00 m

Beach Basics

  • Fishing beach: Yes
  • Fish vending: Yes
  • Commercial activity level: Very high levels of commercial activity
  • Swimming/bathing beach: Yes
  • Opening hours:
    Always open
  • Busiest day of the week: Saturday
  • Crowd size on typical days: More than 100
  • Crowd size on busiest days: More than 100

Beach Management

  • Beach type: Public beach (government owned, with access to the general public, with or without an entrance fee)
  • Property owner: Beach Control Authority
  • Property owner contact:
    • Mobile: (876) 754-7540
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Property manager: Alligator Pond Citizens
  • Management arrangement: Informal arrangements
  • Community organization: Alligator Pond Citizens Association - Mr Nisbeth 876-489-0522; Mr Niel (V. President) 876-398-4434; L Wilson 876-862-7327; R McCleary 876-465-0410; J. Wilson 876-436-6177
  • Permits: NRCA environmental permit/licence issued to Rainforest Seafoods Limited Vol1020 Folio N 622 Licence No L3581 Date Issued August 5 2016

Features

Fees & Facilities

  • Entrance fees: None
  • Changing room: No
  • Running water: Yes
  • Toilet: Yes
  • Parking: Yes (11 - 50 cars)
  • Food & Drinks: Yes - both food and drink
  • Cooking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes

Activities & Behaviour

  • Activities:
    • Swimming
    • Fishing
    • Boat repair/storage
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Parties
    • Craft/souvenir shops

  • Family environment: Yes - Families come to enjoy the sunset and seafood
  • Alcohol: Alcohol allowed
  • Smoking: Smoking allowed
  • Parties:
    • How often: 3 - 5 times per year
    • Party days:
      • Weekends only
      • Public Holidays
  • Harassment issues: 0 out of 5 rating - No harassment issues reported.
  • Illegal activities: Yes, illegal activities have been reported.

Environment

Structures & Dwellings

  • Informal settlements: None identified
  • Offshore structures:
    • Stone revetment

Animals

  • Domestic animals:
    Goats
  • Sea turtle nests: Yes
  • Sea turtle poaching: Yes
  • Other animals:
    Crabs

Vegetation

  • Vegetation coverage: About 40% coverage observed.
  • Vegetation Categories:
    • Beach vines
    • Grasses
    • Shrubs
  • Vegetation clearing: No evidence of the vegetation being cleared.
  • Seagrass coverage: About 40% coverage observed in the nearshore.
  • Sargassum issues: About 80% coverage observed on the beach or in the nearshore

Sand

  • Sand color: Black
  • Sand texture: Fine
  • Sand dunes: There are sand dunes more than 10 feet with about 70% covered with vegetation.
  • Evidence of beach erosion:
    • Exposed tree roots
    • Buildings and/or other permanent structures are below or within 2 - 3 feet of the high tide mark

Water Quality

  • Sewage & wastewater treatment:
    Soak-away pit
  • Evidence of Marine Pollution: No nearshore pollution observed.
  • Water quality monitoring: No
  • Drainage features:
    • Drain
  • Drainage state: None

Garbage Management

  • Garbage bins: There are no bins available.
  • Cleanliness: Scored 3 out of 5 for cleanliness.
  • Fish cleaning on the beach: Fish are cleaned on the beach/ in the water and fish waste is left in the environment
  • Responsible for beach cleanliness: Community member(s)
  • Garbage management:
    • Garbage collection by NSWMA
  • Garbage collection frequency: Once per week