We found (thanks to some mates!), a super secret ‘mermaid’ pool (Cairns Bay), just out near Flinders.
A gorgeous walk in (and down a fairly good set of steps and hill – not recommended for the injured!), we came across a rocky outcrop to the right, and a beach full of rocks to the left. Devastating – where was this mermaid pool we had heard so much about! We soldiered on – much like sherpa to Everest (we were carrying a vast paraphernalia of food, towels and swimming attire) and clambered across the rocks. At long last we were greeted by a HUGE sand dune to the left, more rocks to the right, which lead out to the thundering Bass Strait. Further along we could see heads bobbing about on the rocks, so we downed gear, fortified ourselves with lunch and investigated.
We were rewarded with a glorious swimming hole, nicely sheltered from the pounding waves. Perfect!
The trek back out wasn’t too bad – definitely needed another swim by the time we arrived back at the car!!!!
#theclarkgang-0-meter gives it a 5/5!
The nitty gritty details:
Start: a small carpark on Boneo Rd, between Punchbowl Rd, and Myers Rd – just before you head into Flinders (coming from Cape Schanck)
Distance: around 1km
Mountain goatness: 3/5 mountain goatness is required for this one! (it’s fairly rocky!)
Sherpa requirements: food and water required (always – BUT PLEASE – TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME!). Bathers in summer, plus boogie boards to surf down the dune!
Have fun – let me know if you go!