Boy and two dogs walking the beach

Dogs enjoying beach at Long Pond

In Barbados, unlike some other parts of the world, there are no beaches which carry signs restricting dogs. And unlike what some overseas people might believe about the island, there are no private beaches. I agree that the island might have a cove or two with natural rocks which would be a deterrent for walkers, but when the tide goes out, these places would most likely be accessible.

So dogs are free to enjoy the beach. They should be on a leash but in an isolated area, I don’t think that the dogs’ owners would worry about it. And once the dogs are well behaved, I don’t think anyone else would bother about it either.

The location was Long Pond, Lakes, St. Andrew and a group of us with our cameras were on that beach from around 5:30 this morning. It is a very isolated area. Almost unique, with rough seas where it is dangerous to swim because of the very strong cross currents, and its hilly terrain. Fresh breezes and sea spray come off the Atlantic ocean in a mist.

Fisherman in Barbados

Fishing opposite Long Pond

It is a peaceful place to fish. And the guy fishing there was not the only person fishing as three more men came down the beach with fishing equipment.

It is, to me, one of the most scenic places in Barbados. Because it is very isolated, it is an area where it is safer to travel in a group than just one or two people.

Lakes area, Barbados

Long Pond, Barbados

This area is known as Lakes (obvious reason). At times the sea joins the water in the pond and although Barbados is experiencing a dry period with little rainfall, this area remains with deep water. It has fish and birds who live in its environment.

One other dog was on the beach, a large pit bull type on a long thick rope but its owner turned back when he saw us.

Dogs walking this beach off leash in this area should be under their owners’ control for their own safety as this particular area is dangerous for swimming. A dog walking too close to the shoreline could get swept out by waves which suddenly sweep in.

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