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Pelican Cove?

kakalee
November 11, 2015 05:30PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 159

A neighbor who has been here way longer than I said something I just can't wrap my head around & I don't think it is just because I am not the most logical person on STX. He said Pelican Cove was good swimming. Is that even possible when it is in the condo row poop water zone?

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Oldie1
November 11, 2015 08:02PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 193

I don't believe it is in the Condo row zone--that would be Club St Croix, Sugar Beach, Colony Cove and Mill Harbor.

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Rowdy802
November 11, 2015 08:02PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 508

Let's put it this way. I've lived @ Mill Harbour for many years. Do you know how many times I've taken a swim there? Zero....

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sheiba
November 11, 2015 09:44PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 483

Pelican Cove is a good swimming area , right in front of Palms. For some reason the water is cleaner in that area...the palms has it checked regularly. Its considered a blue flag area.

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Scubadoo
November 11, 2015 09:55PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,877

Pelican Cove, and in particular the swim area at the Palms is a good distance from Condo Row.

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Cruz
November 12, 2015 06:18AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 412

It's not necessarily in Condo Row, but I would consider it part of that zone and would be affected when the pump station discharges.

I've walked along the shoreline from Pelican Cove to Mill Harbor and it really wasn't that far of a walk.

As for Pelican Cove swimming, I've always felt that the water seemed a bit rough there, but maybe that's just my last memory of being there.

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speee1dy
November 12, 2015 07:39AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,374

rowdy, i live in mill harbor for a year and never once was i in the water and only used the swimming pool early in the morning.

just was not comfortable with the set up

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Rowdy802
November 12, 2015 11:35AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 508

Quote
speee1dy
rowdy, i live in mill harbor for a year and never once was i in the water and only used the swimming pool early in the morning.

just was not comfortable with the set up

I saw the warning sign close to the manhole cover by Colony Cove when I was staying there in 2006, and that was it for me. I had to stay at the Hibiscus while I was moving from one apartment to another at Mill Harbour (2010), and as I was walking the ocean front, I could smell diesel fuel, I looked carefully at the water, and I could see the telltale signs of the fuel floating there. It was sad, to say the least. The sea currents, wind, and tides can make a mess of the area.

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sheiba
November 13, 2015 09:30AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 483

I lived in that area for a couple of years. Walked, snorkeled and swam at pelican cove on a regular basis. One of my favorite beaches on island. Water in that area no different then the rest of island. Owner of Palms has it checked regularly, it is a blue flag beach. Cant be blue flag if not clean.

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sheiba
November 13, 2015 09:34AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 483

The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)[1] that a beach or marina meets its stringent standards.

The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation[2] consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America.

FEE's Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches and marinas as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.

Certificates, which FEE refers to as awards, are issued on an annual basis to beaches and marinas of FEE member countries. The awards are announced yearly on 5 June for Europe, Canada, Morocco, Tunisia and other countries in a similar geographic location, and on 1 November for the Caribbean, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries in the southern hemisphere.[3]

In the European Union, the water quality standards are incorporated in the E

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Bombi
November 13, 2015 06:56PM

Registered: 10 years ago
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optimist with low expectations on STX

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Scubadoo
November 14, 2015 01:17AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,877

And Pelican Cove is the only Blue Flag beach on STX.

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