Boy was this hard to find! You have to take 30 all the way to the end of the island (west), then you have to turn into a housing construction/sales sight at Botany Bay. There is a guard post at the front. The gate was open when we arrived and the guard was FAST asleep. THERE were NO signs providing that you were not allowed on the site. AND we didnt know what to do. (you should wake up the guard and PRAY that the person in the Office trailer is EITHER awake or there, so that they can "sign you in". SAD SAD SAD to know that St Thomas hasn't protected this NATIONAL treasure, so that visitors and locals can still easily enjoy it! While I didn't get to meet the jerk that told my friends that we were not suppose to be at the site, please note THERE ARE NO SIGNS that prohibit entry, there was access by car to get down to the site and stairs and even a note next to some boats, that equipment on the beach belonged to homeowners. So, obviously people other then the home owners were allowed on the beach. ALSO, all the homes we saw were gated. So it wasnt like you could make any mistakes and go into anyones drives way.
SO, while you are suppose to sign in, if the guard is asleep and no one at the office, then take a left and head down to the "chair". If the staff make you walk it....it is almost 2 miles (each way) and a HARD walk. Bring cold water and GOOD shoes. If you can drive, drive ALL the way down to the site. SMALL cars and Jeeps were do FINE!
IGNORE the rude neighbors, that don't realize that most travelers in this economic time could afford to purchase property in their neighborhood. SAD SAD SAD! This should be for everyone!
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