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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

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Address: Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
Phone Number: +1 843-869-2713
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Beautiful haunting beach and nice drive about

We caught the beach for an incoming storm...the driftwood and clouds were haunting and we had a lot of solitude...my wife painted while I did some photography...very visual place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this place. Great place if you are a bird watcher or just like nature. It's mainly a driving tour with places to stop & see plantation ruins as well as marsh. Hurricane Matthew washed away the bridge to beach. It is DNR land so during hunting season there are dove hunts, but didn't see any on a... More 

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Thank cathy m
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The access to the beach is now closed indefinitely due to Hurricane Matthew washing away a bridge to the beach. That was disappointing after long drive to visit. The driving tour was nice but missed seeing the beach.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We caught the beach for an incoming storm...the driftwood and clouds were haunting and we had a lot of solitude...my wife painted while I did some photography...very visual place.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

...and a bit eerie at the same time. Lots of shells and trees along the high water line in various stages of decay, due to beach erosion over time. You don't have to be a history buff to see how a real working plantation was laid out. Just know that you will need to be willing to walk a couple... More 

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northeast georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We love to return each visit. Plantation ruins, history and the beautiful preserved natural beach. Pick up the shells, look and then leave them!

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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had heard about this on our last trip to Edisto Island but didn't have the chance to go. So glad we did this time. It was only open on Sunday this time because of hunting. The old trees with waves crashing made for a breath taking sight. Many shells propped up on trees because you can't take them off... More 

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Thank kpurvis87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

So beautiful and unique. A little ways to walk to the beach. You can admire all the beauty but cannot disturb the shells or anything else in this natural habitat. I am so thankful this is open to the public because it is a beautiful gem. Also a tour by car around what used to be two plantations there also.

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Thank Linde W
Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

If you go here don't do the driving tour. Just go spend your time at the beach. It is amazing at the amount of conch shells you will see. Your not aloud to take anything but you'll see where people have decorated the trees and the photographs you can get are nice

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Thank SSdeckhand1
North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

That was a long drive to find the place closed. Putting that info on the website would have been super helpful. Can't wait to go back and leave a better review one day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was an amazing wild life preserve and was recommended by one of the locals while we were here. Driftwood beach was something straight out of a movie and the marshes stretched out towards the horizon. Also, while we were picking fun at the kids about alligators in the area. The small pond on the drive out proved that it... More 

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