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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

#1 of 19 things to do in Edisto Island Features Animals
Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
+1 843-869-2713
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Beautiful and eerie trail drive

First off, if you don't have a truck, you might want to think twice about this. The day we went it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christopher C
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Road trip into historic wild side of Edisto

Discovered Botany Bay as we were heading out and glad we stopped. It had been raining all day so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark48328
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Highland, Michigan
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First off, if you don't have a truck, you might want to think twice about this. The day we went it had been raining and there was a LOT of mud and potholes in the dirt trail you drive several miles on. The beach is...More

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Discovered Botany Bay as we were heading out and glad we stopped. It had been raining all day so road was a bit rough. Loved the wild beach boneyard. Nice surprise addition to trip.

1  Thank Mark48328
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying in town or near the beach, this is a very different area. The marsh lands and live oaks with spanish moss are beautiful. There are lots of marsh birds to see and crabs living in the mud banks. We are staying...More

5  Thank egland95
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I've been wanting to take a day trip down here for a while, and after seeing so many pictures online from friends, I was finally able to get the family down here to walk the beach. I do have two children, and I had to...More

6  Thank PantherPSC
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place to see! The dirt road in is shaded by live oaks, & you stop at desk on the way in to get a map. (There's also an Explore Edisto app you can download before you get there & then play as...More

Thank tmb14883
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a driving tour that is self-guided with the help of a map that is provided at the entrance. We saw the ruins of beautiful building, jumping fish, deer, squirrels blooming flowers and a fern forest. It's a must see when you visit the...More

4  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Botany Bay is a must do if you are visiting the Edisto area. The gentleman at the front gate was a encyclopedia of information and provided us with a map of the area. You drive through at your own pace and enjoy an amazing area...More

3  Thank Rhoads
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Bring bug spray! Really enjoyed this 6 mile rt car tour of an older plantation, now preservation. I saw my first fox squirrel. There are a lot of places to get out and walk. Beach access was closed due to storm, but still worth the...More

Thank Gloriann P
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to visit. The bridge to the beach is closed at the moment, but is expected to open within the next few months. The drive through Bleak Hall and Sea Cloud Plantations is still open. The drive is gorgeous.

4  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Driving tour with plenty of places to get out and walk a bit and see a bit of old low country history and beautiful scenery, wildlife, and plants, we even saw 2 dolphins playing!!! A peaceful, relaxing, step back in...More

3  Thank HillbillyBiker
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Dean R
13 July 2017|
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Response from tmb14883 | Reviewed this property |
It opened yesterday. You can't swim, and many trees are under water. So much beach was eroded that its possible to be stuck when the tide comes in. But - it's open! :)
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Dalton l
19 June 2017|
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Response from tmb14883 | Reviewed this property |
I was there last week & it's still closed. They thought a few more months.
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snowstrom40
12 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer F | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't a fee.
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