Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve
Cathedral Bay HP | Thoroughbred Country
Location:  SC 64, 1.6 miles south of Olar
City:  Olar
Phone:  803-734-3886
Description:  Heritage preserve. Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve, SC 64, 1.6 miles south of Olar. Also known as Chitty Bay or Chitty Pond. The 58-acre Cathedral Bay is an excellent example of the Carolina Bay phenomenon found throughout the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The long axes of all Carolina Bays parallel one another acting as basins that collect rainwater runoff holding it above the normal water table. Carolina Bays are wetlands that vary in size, ranging from less than an acre to several hundred acres and often support abundant wildlife. Cathedral Bay is a striking example of a pond cypress pond. Access to Cathedral Bay is by wading or canoes. No motorboats allowed.