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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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I love coming here!

This is one of the best places to visit. The bridge to the beach is closed at the moment, but is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
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Fascinating

Very interesting place to visit. Driving tour with plenty of places to get out and walk a bit and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HillbillyBiker
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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  • Average3%
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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+1 843-869-2713
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting drive through tour of beautiful untouched land. Great historical details of plantations of more than one hundred years ago.

Thank Jim N Shelly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our drive through the Plantation. Definitely different than anywhere we have ever been. The man at the entrance was very nice, gave us a map which showed all the stops and told something about each. The beach was closed, but we knew that when...More

Thank LNorris9919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful nature preserve. A must stop every visit to Edisto. Walked it biked it and driven car. It's awesome.

Thank Roger3847
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful places you will see in South Carolina. It is like going back in time with a drive of spanish moss draped trees leading to a beautiful beach.

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You ride through the property on a dirt road that winds in and out around ruins of old buildings and nature preserves. Beautiful trees and natural surroundings. A very peaceful way to spend some time. Lots of birds to see.

Thank sputnik904
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the sunflowers, turtles, various birds, and exotic trees. The history of the plantation was interesting and beautiful! We also enjoyed being on the beach up close to some interesting marine life. Dolphins and turtles were close enough to see from the beach.

5  Thank anitajb2016
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Neat driving tour. Saw giant owl, deer, birds. Cool history lesson for the kids, too! Driving tour takes about an hour. I'd recommend going out to the landing at stop 10, for a quick look around. Neat to see all the tiny crabs.

1  Thank McBells
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We went to watch sunrise on Botany Bay. It was spectacular!! Also got to see a turtle nest with a few baby turtles in it. Made for a fantastic adventure.

1  Thank travelecrp
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Devesh T
Is the beach now open to public? Last i heard the bridge to the beach was washed out by Hurricane Maththew last year. Has it been restored and beach now accessible by foot?
2 May 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know for sure. I suspect it is by now. I was there the first week of April....nearly 2 mths. ago.
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Julie M
Is the area open or closed due to hunting season. I am coming to visit next week.
24 December 2016|
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Response from Brigette W | Reviewed this property |
I was there the first week of December and it was closed on Tuesday only. If you call the Edisto Chamber of Commerce, they should have the schedule -- they were able to tell me the days of the week that Botany Bay was closed... More
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Julie M
Is there a ferry to cross from Rockville to Edisto island to get to Botany or do I need to drive all the way around? Is hiking solo ok?
24 December 2016|
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Response from kpurvis87 | Reviewed this property |
There is no ferry. I'm not sure but I think you'd have to drive all the way around--but it isn't long. Yes, hiking alone would be ok
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