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Orient Beach condition #177729
12/11/2018 07:07 AM
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We are returning to OB, first time post Irma after 17 years in a row at Club O. Is it advisable to walk on the beach without shoes? I know it is beautiful, but I would think there would have to be some debris either in the ocean and/or on the beach. Thank you for your help.

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Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177730
12/11/2018 07:26 AM
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The only debris there is what's left by beach visitors. Called litter.


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Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177732
12/11/2018 07:36 AM
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Walked barefoot two weeks ago from Orient village to Club O, no debris at all. Swam from Club O to Green Caye island and did not see any debris on the bottom. If you decide to explore the damage at Club O, wear shoes, lot of broken glass pieces around there

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177778
12/11/2018 03:34 PM
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did see a double sink embedded in sand at the edge of the beach and water by pedros

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177785
12/11/2018 04:38 PM
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Erin. Those must be make shift restroom facilities . lol

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177787
12/11/2018 05:00 PM
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The accepted policy is as long if it's before 9 am you can walk along orient w/o shoes. After that it's only allowed in the area that used to be Club Orient

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: cvo] #177795
12/11/2018 06:44 PM
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So instead of clothing optional its shoes optional. Lol

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177796
12/11/2018 06:45 PM
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Just spent two weeks, most of it on Orient. Didn't come across any debris, didn't wear water shoes. It was gorgeous as always.


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Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: beachlover48] #177878
12/12/2018 08:14 PM
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Wow. I walked the beach at least 3 times last April barefoot and had no issues.


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Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: eric] #177879
12/12/2018 08:58 PM
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Oh, is *that* where it went?!?

(Hey, my parents are the proud owner of a concrete slab at Club O, I'm allowed a little gallows humor, aren't I? crazy )

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: Stevemech] #177880
12/12/2018 09:24 PM
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How was the reef at the NW end of Green Caye? I posted a video on you tube several years ago where the reef had healty sea fans. Just search using Chilton Orient SXM. Just would like to knowhow much damage to the reef by Irma.

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: Paul6363] #177887
12/13/2018 08:09 AM
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In October, the coral in that area was quite healthy -- it's a beautiful stretch of coral. The water was somewhat murky on the days we snorkeled there, but the coral was in great shape.

Re: Orient Beach condition [Re: irish1223] #177901
12/13/2018 10:49 AM
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The beach is still lovely, but all the devastation made me very sad. It was always my happy place!



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