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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Open today: 08:00 - 19:00
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This is a terrific place to spend a day admiring nature's beauty. Bring your camera and take a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deborah K
Beautiful landscape

Sea Pines is its own getaway on Hilton Head. You do have to pay the toll to get on island and pay a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
annette t
Walthourville, Georgia
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4506
+1 843-671-1343
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a terrific place to spend a day admiring nature's beauty. Bring your camera and take a slow stroll.

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sea Pines is its own getaway on Hilton Head. You do have to pay the toll to get on island and pay a daily fee for sea pines so I would plan a day to spend there and take it all in. We didn’t get...More

Thank annette t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though one comes to be at the beach,this piece of paradise must be experienced. Wildlife galore and quiet ,peaceful beauty.

Thank Bennett2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery but hot! Must be hydrated for a long walk or hike. Keep your eye out for the gators! You have to look but you will hopefully see some.

1  Thank Metravel4ever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw lots of frogs, thankfully no snakes, we hoped to see alligators- but none, there was tons of poison ivy....wear long pants and close toed shoes.

2  Thank Jujulynne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to go to. well signed paths and boardwalks allow you to explore this central nature reserve and see all types of raw nature. easy to spend a couple of hours here.

2  Thank shelemar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Marriott Monarch and rented bicycles for the week. We had rode all over Sea Pine and enjoyed our adventures. The last day we decided to explore the Forest Preserve. Big mistake..... huge mistake! This place is meant for...More

Thank MicheleRobBenson
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We love this park. It has some wonderful fauna and amazing root structures. If you love nature this is a must see on the island. Bring your mosquito repellent and wear comfortable shoes. There are wooden bridges and structures that are great areas for photographers.

Thank Aimee W
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Cool exploring the untouched wilderness of the island, but didn't seem to keep interest in our little ones for very long. $6 fee to enter sea pines, then grab a map and go. We saw a snake in a tree, gators, birds, and tons of...More

1  Thank choochtown
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Our trip to HHI is never complete without our driving tour of the reserve. Gorgeous scenery and lots of great places for photo opportunities!

1  Thank Heather V
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25 June 2018|
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Response from richardsK6606ER | Reviewed this property |
It does turn to asphalt when on solid ground. In a few areas it’s actually just a well worn path. I’ve never seen a snake on it. Nor has my wife and she has snake radar.😎
7 March 2018|
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Response from Nicole K | Reviewed this property |
So my Dad has a motorized scooter. Yes we took him along the walking trail when it was dry. However, parts were bumpy due to the tree roots and such. It is possible to take someone in a wheelchair but it truly depends on... More
6 December 2017|
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Response from Kdavid456 | Reviewed this property |
The walking trails were closed due to hurricane damage at the time that we visited. We stayed on the bike trails, and even though it had recently rained, they were in good shape. Sorry I can’t add any better insight. We... More