Shell Beach of Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

SHELL BEACH OF GUYANA – by Dmitri Allicock


 By Dmitri Allicock – for Guyanese Online

Guyana’s 285 miles Atlantic coast is not famous for beaches. The coastal plain is made up largely of alluvial mud swept out to sea by the mighty Amazon, carried north by ocean currents, and deposited on the Guyanese shores. The rich clay of great fertility, this mud overlays the white sands and clays formed from the erosion of the interior bedrock and carried seaward by the rivers of Guyana.

Several rivers flow north from the rain forests to the ocean, and one entices beach goers. The enormous Essequibo River is South America’s third largest. As it nears the Atlantic, the mouth widens to 20 miles, and hundreds of islands dot the river landscape. Silt carried on these rivers that drain into the Atlantic Basin, keeps the water off Guyana a brown churning mass of sandbars and mud. Mud flats continue up to 24 kilometers (15 miles) offshore before navigation is considered free.

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  • GTRealist  On 06/16/2012 at 6:31 pm

    Great work Dmitri.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge .
    Excellent pictures by Marco Farouk Basir

  • Lynette Andrews Baker  On 06/18/2012 at 8:52 pm

    Guyana has a lots of hidden wonders which are yet to be discovered and shared. Discovering and sharing with Guyanese who left the shores not knowing what they have left behind. Thanks so much.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 12/27/2012 at 10:46 pm

    Welcome to Shell Beach GUYANA – YouTube
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    Shell Beach is not only one of the most beautiful spots in Guyana, it is also an important … You need Adobe …

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 12/28/2012 at 12:48 pm

    Guyana Photo Album – Shell Beach
    Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean at Shell Beach. Sea Turtles give birth to their young every year at Shell Beach. Previous photo Next photo …

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 12/10/2013 at 2:09 pm

  • Bella de clou  On 09/09/2015 at 9:01 pm

    Beautiful article on shell beach situated in Essequibo Guyana.
    As usual you are sharing your knowledge, and bringing awareness of the beauty of our lovely country,,, thanks Dmitri
    Bella de clou

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