Overview

Alloa Beach

Discovery Bay, St. Ann
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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
  • Changing rooms available
  • Food & drinks allowed
  • Running water available
  • Cooking allowed

General

Basic Info

  • Surveyed by: Jamaica Environment Trust
  • Survey date & time: 6th April, 2019, 9:45pm
  • Beach: Alloa Beach
  • Closest town: Discovery Bay, St. Ann
  • Beach length: 400.00 ft

Beach Basics

  • Fishing beach: Yes
  • Fish vending: Yes
  • Commercial activity level: High levels of commercial activity (11 - 20 vendors/stalls/business places)
  • Swimming/bathing beach: Yes
  • Protected area: Discovery Bay Fish Sanctuary
  • Opening hours:
    Always open
  • Busiest day of the week: Sunday
  • 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: National Land Agency
  • Property owner contact:
    • Phone: (876) 946-5263
    • Mobile: (876) 750-5263
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Property manager: Alloa Fishermans Cooperative
  • Property manager contact:
    • Name: Shaun Ascott (AFC Chairman)
    • Phone: (876) 670-0986
    • Mobile: (876) 858-3977
  • Management arrangement: Informal arrangement
  • Community organization: Alloa Fishermans Cooperative

Features

Fees & Facilities

  • Entrance fees: None
  • Changing room: Yes
  • Running water: Yes
  • Toilet: Yes
  • Parking: Yes (less than 10 cars)
  • Food & Drinks: Yes - both food and drink
  • Cooking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Facility costs:
    Beach chair: $500.00

Activities & Behaviour

  • Activities:
    • Swimming
    • Boat repair/storage
    • Leisure boats/yachts (drop anchor/moorings/dock/tie up)
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Vending (food)
    • Beach Rentals (chairs, umbrellas)

  • Family environment: Yes - Calm water. Many families visit
  • Alcohol: Alcohol allowed
  • Smoking: Smoking allowed
  • Parties: Not a party venue
  • Harassment issues: 0 out of 5 rating - No harassment issues reported.
  • Illegal activities: None reported.

Environment

Structures & Dwellings

  • Informal settlements: 1 identified
  • Offshore structures:
    • None observed

Animals

  • Domestic animals:
    Dogs
  • Sea turtle nests: No
  • Sea turtle poaching: None reported
  • Other animals: None observed

Vegetation

  • Vegetation coverage: About 10% coverage observed.
  • Vegetation Categories:
    • Trees
  • Vegetation clearing: No evidence of the vegetation being cleared.
  • Seagrass coverage: None observed in the nearshore
  • Sargassum issues: About 50% coverage observed on the beach or in the nearshore

Sand

  • Sand color: White
  • Sand texture: Fine
  • Sand dunes: None observed.
  • Evidence of beach erosion:
    • Exposed tree roots

Water Quality

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

Garbage Management

  • Garbage bins: There are 10 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: More than once per week