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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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"The alligators are fake!"

The self guided driving tour is pretty but slightly uneventfull so keep your expectations low. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen A
Walking the Preserve

We walked the 6+ miles from the entrance through the preserve. It was a breezy day, so there were... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
MPS333
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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"on tuesdays"
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"bring water"
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"boneyard beach"
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"parking area"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The self guided driving tour is pretty but slightly uneventfull so keep your expectations low. It was chilly the day we were there so we didn't get out of the truck much. The funniest part was the pond where the alligators were hanging out. John...More

1  Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We walked the 6+ miles from the entrance through the preserve. It was a breezy day, so there were very few bugs. The beach is pretty but is another 1/2 mile walk across the marsh. The historical structures are interesting.

3  Thank MPS333
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you are visiting Edisto Island, be sure to take the time to check out Botany Bay. The beach with the skeleton trees on the beach is hauntingly beautiful. There is a little hike to get out to the beach, so if you have someone...More

1  Thank V7178RXjuliam
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I really was interested in Botany Bay Beach rather than plantation but I was still disappointed. I believe the entrance is free but the drive around was boring. Maybe I was there just too early (shortly after sunrise) but I haven’t seen anything interesting. I...More

Thank Rita F
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My wife and I spent several hours combing the beach, but be warned you can't keep anything that you find, as there are tons of shell and incredible dead trees that are huge drift wood. Great photo ops!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I found the old ice house from Bleak Hall Plantation this trip. All the visits before....can't believe I missed!!! Wow

1  Thank sandivinton
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Botany Bay is a conservation consisting of two former plantations. You can travel throughout the plantation grounds, or park and walk out to the beach. The walk isn’t difficult and the bridge is reopened from Hurricane Matthew. The beach offers pristine views of an untouched...More

2  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Botany bay plantation is a working plantation that was deeded to the DNR. Entrance is down a beautiful oak lined road, once used for Sunday afternoon horse races. Free registration is required when you enter and receive an auto tour guide map to various sites...More

2  Thank Howard P
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The beach was like a dead tree graveyard - so cool! Really awesome. I loved all the shells. You have to be aware of when high tide is, because the beach is not accessible at that time. The rest of the auto tour is interesting.

2  Thank barkus1968
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

If you want to get an idea about how people lived 100 years ago, this would be a great place to check out. Not much in the way of ruins, the icehouse is pretty much the only rule and you will see; the rest are...More

Thank sportz2
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dkkearse6
3 March 2018|
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Response from Rita F | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. You can’t get to the beach at high tide. There is no way to pass.
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Allisona628
22 February 2018|
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Response from Howard P | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Plantation is open and the trail to the beach is also open. Not much beach at high tide
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