Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
#437980 - 05/15/12 08:36 AM The Road North  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,001
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
[Linked Image]
Residents are patching the dirt road to North Ambergris and traffic is being diverted from the beach.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
#437984 - 05/15/12 08:45 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,669
Amanda Syme Offline
Amanda Syme  Offline
Well it's about time people stopped driving on the beach. If there is always an alternative the road will never be build, fixed up and maintained. Sometimes a few have to suffer in order to force change to rectify the situation.

People spend a lot of money to buy beachfront land, they buy it to have a nice, relaxing peaceful place to unwind and hotels maintain a nice beach for their guests to lay out on and for little kids to play on. It has been ridiculous how much traffic you can see streaming up and down the beach, scattering tourists, making noise and creating dust.

There is a designated roadway, it is time to all be civil and start using it instead of using other peoples private property as if it is a dirt track raceway.

#437986 - 05/15/12 08:49 AM Re: The Road North [Re: Amanda Syme]  
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,624
bywarren Offline
.
bywarren  Offline
I can understand not have vehicles drive on the beach, but is it legal to block access and call it private property?

#437988 - 05/15/12 08:51 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,001
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
Yes Amanda, and I've been one of them :-)
I agree its nice to see it diverted to the back and now that there is an alternative I'm on the road and off the beach.
A little concerned about the extent of the block though. We need to keep the beach path open to those that want to stroll or bike the beach.
Definitely something our new mayor is addressing Bywarren.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
#437999 - 05/15/12 09:56 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,669
Amanda Syme Offline
Amanda Syme  Offline
Yes walking should be allowed. I am not convinced bikes are okay on the beach. You know when a pack of bikes starts racing it can get pretty hairy out there!

The beach "reserve" is plotted on private property. The underlying title belongs to the land owner but he is required to leave the land undeveloped to allow folks to walk along the coast line. The beach reserve doesn't belong to the government or the Queen.


#438001 - 05/15/12 10:06 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,847
Diane Campbell Offline
.
Diane Campbell  Offline
Last I checked, this "roadway" is in fact on private property (lots) and not the queen's beach.
There is room between this track and the beach to pass - it's just not trammeled down because people have been driving over this route for a while. There is a good road in the area as an alternative.
This particular route had been abandoned some time back as it was a dead-end, but then heavy equipment from GBE opened it again, going through and over private land making quite a mess.
I think it's a pretty ugly barrier and will see what I can do to improve the visuals.

#438005 - 05/15/12 10:19 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,001
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
Where do you find that Amanda, I read in Laws of Belize that all beach is public.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
#438006 - 05/15/12 10:27 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,001
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
Diane, we all (self included)need a heads up on the Mayor's new interest in posts and other types of blocks that don't allow access to the beach. He's taking some action against a few and says he's going for more.
Its a hard call if you don't block you got golf carts of tourist in your front yard saying "AAW! Look Herbie, someone actually lives here" and if you do block your gona get threatening letter from the Town Board.
Remember when Elsa published a threat about the 60 foot of beach law in the San Pedro Sun.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
#438007 - 05/15/12 10:30 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,669
Amanda Syme Offline
Amanda Syme  Offline
Elbert, I hired a lawyer and was given a legal opinion.

#438008 - 05/15/12 10:33 AM Re: The Road North [Re: elbert]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,001
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
Hope you didn't pay much for that!


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
November
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Maya House), 156 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics65,622
Posts466,442
Members18,955
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0