A walk on the wild side…

VIDEO: Walk a windswept Barbados beach in this quiet north-east corner of the island

The sea is rough, but the wind and the isolation is exhilarating

Walk to Long Pond, home to water birds

Swim here if you like, but not in the sea. Walk down beach and back along sand dunes. Admire cacti and unusually dry terrain

Get there: first right along track in Walkers Village, just north of St Andrew’s Church. Bus no.4 from Princess Alice terminal. Map below.

Walk a windswept Barbados beach

It’s an hour’s walk from Walkers Savannah where you park, to Long Pond. Walk south along the beach and back along the dunes and head inland to pick up the track. Flotsam and driftwood may have journeyed 3,000 miles from Africa…

Watch out for sea grape and fat pork, both of which are edible, growing on the beach and the dunes. Goat’s foot (the leaves resemble the animal’s hoof) also make excellent trip hazards. Crickets, butterflies and wading birds flourish in the harsh environment. Take plenty of water and cover up – there’s very little shade.

Walkers Savannah, Barbados

Take great pictures

Click and view Long Pond, moody landscape (left), see cacti close up and locals fishing in the surf.

Thirsty?  Try Nigel Benn Aunty Bar in Shorey village. More details here

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