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I read in an old post (4yrs old) that Mermaid's Chair is hard to get to and that it is contaminated, not good for swimming. Is this still the case. The picture of it on this board is amazing. Can anyone give me some updated info?

Thanks! 😎

Posted : March 12, 2009 10:59 am
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It is even harder to get to now because of the new development. 4 years ago you could drive all the way down to the helicopter pad just above Mermaid's chair and walk down. Now it is gated with security and they make you park out on the man road and hike down. Not worth it. I've never heard anything about contamination but it always looked too rough to enjoy.

Posted : March 13, 2009 11:16 am
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Hello 2beachbums,

Mermaid's Chair is accessible through the Preserve at Botany Bay. As GDubYa mentioned you have to park on the main road outside the gate, sign in with security at the gate and then walk. It's about 1.5 miles one way, gradual downhill along paved sidewalk/road to get there. The incline is more noticeable when heading back up. Access can be denied if they are doing construction that they feel poses a safety hazard to pedestrians. The access is only for Sandy Bay and Mermaid's Chair and not to non-public areas of the development. Take a snack and water with you. Never heard anything about contamination. If the water is calm you can swim.


Posted : March 16, 2009 1:59 pm

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