On New Year’s Day we woke up and decided to give Botany Bay one more try. It was closed the previous day for hunting, but we hoped it was open today. Jack was really disgruntled about not being able to come with us two days in a row, but the website was very clear that dogs were not allowed. We were both relieved when we pulled in and saw the gate was open. They also had some volunteers helping at the entrance who gave us a very nice map and instructions on the driving tour. The nature preserve is actually two former plantations and there are some ruins throughout that you can look at. We decided to do the driving tour first and save the beach for last, which I recommend, or you can skip the driving tour which really wasn’t that interesting. Here’s the pictures of the driving tour.
Finally we made it back to the beach and were surprised by the number of cars. It’s a half mile pleasant walk to the beach area and we saw lots of families with small children making the trek.
It was a pleasant walk but so far nothing really special, but it was free and it was a beautiful day. Then we came out on the beach and wow, just wow. There are places that you see things you have never seen anywhere before and this was one of them. Here are the pictures and yes it really looked like this although the scope was impossible to capture. This area was at least a mile long and because you can’t take shells there were tons of them.
We walked for a couple of hours and could have stayed longer but I started getting hungry. It’s a really special place, totally free, and I hope you get to see it on your travels. Just don’t go on Tuesday!!
Here are some pictures Lee took!
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