Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Invasion of chairs not sitting well with some beachgoers


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Dah beach is mine

I can bathe anytime,

Despite what he say,

I can bathe anywhere

– Jack by Anthony “Gabby” Carter

THE WINTER tourist season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean a day at the beach is all roses in Barbados.

Some Barbadians are up in arms over the overcrowding of beaches, especially on the country’s west and south-west coasts, by overzealous beach-chair and umbrella operators.

On almost every West Coast beach, local users are now forced to find their “spot”, since hotels, restaurants and even a small band of “beach vendors” are taking up large spaces with their chairs and umbrellas.

Some people are fed up, and took their complaints onto social media sites all week. When a SUNDAY SUN team visited a number of beaches, businesses were up and running along the coast.

At Dover, more than 30 chairs had been rented. A few kilometres down the road at Accra Beach, there was an even larger example of entrepreneurship. (BA)

Beach chair operator David Jack believes both locals and tourist can easily share the beaches during a busy winter season.


Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.




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