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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

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Opens in 6 min: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Unique beach, beautiful grounds and a history lesson

We visited for the Bone Yard Beach, which is good for beach lovers, special for photographers and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Back to Nature

Love this place. You can look and enjoy but cant take anything out. leave the place as you find... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Carrollton, Georgia
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the Bone Yard Beach, which is good for beach lovers, special for photographers and a demonstration of the Ocean claiming some land. There are lots of shells, but not for the taking. As a bonus, the self guided Driving Tour of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SandMeetsH2O
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Love this place. You can look and enjoy but cant take anything out. leave the place as you find it so everyone can enjoy

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank xxxzx
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a hidden gem on Edisto Island. Although the beach is a lot smaller now because of the hurricane it’s still beautiful! I enjoy the walk to the beach as well. Just listening to the waves at a distance and the birds chirping. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome trail ride and beautiful beach. Wife and I drove through and walked out to the beach. Great activity!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank William L
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Took my 90 year old mother on driving tour. Wildlife officer was very helpful. Lots of beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Palmetto1321
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We didn't have a lot of time to hike to the beach, so we just did the driving loop. Beautiful area with lots of history. Enjoyed taking some photographs of the live oak trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mswildcat
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. From the volunteer at the entrance to the volunteer at the beach, all are top notch and very helpful. Everything is well maintained and marked. Will definitely return.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Addman0721
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Went several days to visit and a sign said “closed today deer hunt”. We came to the island and camp so we could visit this site. Why not post close on web site!

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank carolinabonny
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We did the driving tour and it was interesting but we did not see any wild life unfortunately. It was pretty, but the highlight for us was the beach. You park and then walk on a path about 10 min. You do not need tennis...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teeny1287
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Nice surprise. Be sure to park and walk to the beach...you have to see it to believe it. Incredible huge pieces of drift wood everywhere and awesome shells. We plan to return in the cooler season too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ForestBeach
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth Y | Reviewed this property |
We have been there for sunrise. Gates open before so you can be at the beach to take in the wonder of it all. Check for high tides. Much of the beach has eroded from past storms, but it is still a magical place full of... More
30 July 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth Y | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to enter the property.
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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.