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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

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Nice Drive

We didn't have a lot of time to hike to the beach, so we just did the driving loop. Beautiful area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Day Trip

This place is awesome. From the volunteer at the entrance to the volunteer at the beach, all are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sumter, South Carolina
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  • Poor1%
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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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All reviews driving tour botany bay dead trees beautiful beach high tide half mile walk on tuesdays bring water natural beauty boneyard beach dirt road parking area wild beach step back in time live oaks worth the trip salt marsh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank mswildcat
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Addman0721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank carolinabonny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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.

Thank ForestBeach
Reviewed 26 August 2018

There are now two sights to see and experience in and around Charleston that are free and and yet so magical that you will want to at least rate them on this site. ANGEL OAK is just a big tree right? No, the feeling, the...More

9  Thank Tony T
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Believe the other reviews...this beach is gorgeous with all the dead trees and shells. Something out of a movie. Bring a camera and a bottle or two of water in the summer. The walk there is very hot!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Not on the "main drag" this beach is a photographer's dream. More shells, downed trees in surf, and driftwood than I've ever seen on any other beach. Just for looking and wading, surf is way too rough to swim, and shells can't be collected. At...More

2  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places in the surrounding Charleston area. This place is really some kind of magical.

Thank Sarah Jane H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Botany Bay Preserve is a bit of a hidden gem off the beaten path, especially since the path/road to get there is really bumpy... But once there, the experience was well worth the time and rumbling. Location has two major sections that you can...More

1  Thank Dr_Xaos
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Dr_Xaos | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall if the beach access had particular hours separate from the rest of the preserve, but the Botany Bay area is supposed to be open from sunrise to sunset on the days that they are open. Believe that they open... More
30 July 2018|
Response from Tara B | Reviewed this property |
Free for everyone! :-)
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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.