Overview

Annotto Bay Fishing Beach

Annotto Bay, St. Mary
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Admission

Free

Opening Hours

Always open

Features

4/5
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: Oracabessa Marine Trust
  • Survey date & time: 30th November, 2018, 5:30am
  • Beach: Annotto Bay Fishing Beach
  • Closest town: Annotto Bay, St. Mary
  • Beach length: 100.00 yd

Beach Basics

  • Fishing beach: Yes
  • Fish vending: Yes
  • Commercial activity level: Low levels of commercial activity (1 - 5 vendors/stalls/business places)
  • Swimming/bathing beach: Yes
  • Opening hours:
    Always open
  • Busiest day of the week: Sunday
  • Crowd size on typical days: 11-20
  • Crowd size on busiest days: More than 100

Beach Management

  • Beach type: Fishing Beach, i.e. designated by government as one where fishers can bring in the catch and boats
  • Property owner: St Mary Parish Council
  • Property manager: East St. Mary Fishermen Group
  • Property manager contact:
    • Name: Trevor Bagnold
    • Mobile: (876) 458-0404
  • Management arrangement: Informal arrangement

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
    • Leisure boats/yachts (drop anchor/moorings/dock/tie up)
    • Bars
    • Parties

  • Family environment: Yes - Families use it
  • Alcohol: Alcohol allowed
  • Smoking: Smoking allowed
  • Parties:
    • How often: 2 - 3 times every month
    • Party days:
      • All days
  • Harassment issues: 0 out of 5 rating - No harassment issues reported.
  • Illegal activities: None reported.

Environment

Structures & Dwellings

  • Informal settlements: Yes
  • Offshore structures:
    • Pier/Jetty

Animals

  • Domestic animals: No domestic animals are on the beach.
  • Sea turtle nests: No
  • Sea turtle poaching: None reported
  • Other animals: None observed

Vegetation

  • Vegetation coverage: About 30% coverage observed.
  • Vegetation Categories:
    • Trees
    • Shrubs
  • Vegetation names:
    Coconut
    Oil Nut
    Dandy Lion
    Almond
  • Vegetation clearing: No evidence of the vegetation being cleared.
  • Seagrass coverage: None observed in the nearshore
  • Sargassum issues: About 30% coverage observed on the beach or in the nearshore

Sand

  • Sand color: Black
  • Sand texture: Coarse
  • Sand dunes: None observed.
  • Evidence of beach erosion:
    • Other

Water Quality

  • Sewage & wastewater treatment:
    Soak-away pit
  • Evidence of Marine Pollution: No nearshore pollution observed.
  • Water quality monitoring: No
  • Drainage features:
    • River
  • Drainage state:
    • Garbage

Garbage Management

  • Garbage bins: There are no bins available.
  • Cleanliness: Scored 4 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: Beach Manager Staff/Caretaker
  • Garbage management:
    • Garbage collection by NSWMA
  • Garbage collection frequency: Once every two to three weeks