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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
+1 843-869-2713
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Things you just don't see!

AHHmazing! Took 3 grandkids ages 9, 6 & 5 to see and DO something different. It was a long drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lotsoluff
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Charleston, South Carolina
The beach was very cool

Went here one day to check it out and take some pictures. We didn't do the historic loop. We only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oakdalemom
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“driving tour” (78 reviews)
“botany bay” (133 reviews)
“dead trees” (29 reviews)
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

AHHmazing! Took 3 grandkids ages 9, 6 & 5 to see and DO something different. It was a long drive up a very bumpy road then a long walk in the hot sun across a boardwalk ...but WOW when you get to the ocean and...More

1  Thank lotsoluff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here one day to check it out and take some pictures. We didn't do the historic loop. We only had a little bit of time to go see the beach. It was worth the trip. The road into the WMA was very pretty with...More

3  Thank oakdalemom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So awesome to see all the shells and the trees, such a contrast to the sandy beaches you’re normally looking for. Worth the hike and resist the need to take a shell

1  Thank jrclague
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our family out to Botany Bay for a visit. They loved the ruggedness of the island at low tide. Had a great time looking at various shells but you have to leave them behind as you would get fined for taking them. There is...More

4  Thank MaccaFan1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Charleston and decided to make the hour drive to visit Edisto Island. We had heard about the secluded beach of Botany Bay, but had never been. When you turn off on to Botany Bay Road, you will be on a dirt road...More

3  Thank Tara B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The secluded beach to view is worth the trip itself. The area is like time in the past. Take the time to stop here!

1  Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been twice and loved it each time. Its a fantastic place for nature lovers. The shells, alone, make the trip amazing. (Just remember to leave them there, people!) Be sure to drive around to see the sunflowers in summertime.

3  Thank Sunshine_in_SC
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

I’m going back that’s how awsome! I even seen pink Plamingo in there natural habitat. And seen a dead snake in the road my husband told a pick it was a vemonous snake.Also see Eagles. Seen alligators in there natural habitat.

2  Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The drive around the loop was beautiful, the volunteer at the gate was super friendly and knowledgeable!!!

2  Thank Joey E
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

I took my girlfriend and our 3 children ages 11, 11 and 13 to Botany Bay Plantation. We did the driving tour which was very interesting for all of us. Great history. We then ventured to the beach. I grew up going to the beaches...More

7  Thank Rob B
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mrsj99
30 July 2018|
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Response from Tara B | Reviewed this property |
Free for everyone! :-)
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Carissa F
16 June 2018|
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Response from AZDenney | Reviewed this property |
On the day we had gone, it was around 10:00 a.m. but as Howard P stated, the tides change. The resort we stayed in gave us a tide chart and we also Googled tide times for the area.
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revans37830
26 May 2018|
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Response from Howard P | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of
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