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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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PLANTATION DEEDED TO DNR

Botany bay plantation is a working plantation that was deeded to the DNR. Entrance is down a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howard P
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Charleston, South Carolina
Loved the beach area.

The beach was like a dead tree graveyard - so cool! Really awesome. I loved all the shells. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
barkus1968
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Saint Peters
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank barkus1968
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
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place lets one see nature at its best with plenty of wildlife to view if they cooperate and want to be seen.

Thank Sam123787
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very nice beach with lots of unbelievably beautiful shells (that you can't take home, leave them where they belong). Lots of trees to climb and play with on the beach. The path to the beach seems a bit damaged after the hurricanes though. Visit ok,...More

Thank Ana Clara B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We were coming back from another excursion and my husband made a quick left and a turn here and a turn there and here we were at this hidden gem! The history here is is interesting. Worth the quick road trip.

Thank William G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

What a beautiful place! Starting with the drive down mossy canopied trees right down to the walk to the beach. Just a really great place, so unusual.

Thank laredo11
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A great day trip out of Charleston. The drive down itself is worth it with massive live oaks lining the roads and magnificent views of the marsh. The beach was closed due to Hurricane Matthew damage, so we just drove thru the old plantation. My...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great time. Liked the fact that you can drive around on your own!! Good map that they give you!! Water was choppy at the beach because of high winds but great views!!

Thank manoj k
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We so enjoyed the exquisite environment of Hammock Island. A pristine, open estuary of sea grass and path to the coast. Don't miss the Plantation Preserve tour which boasts an excellent example of tabby (building material consisting of oyster shells, water, sand and ash), brick...More

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eschmitten
30 September 2017|
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Response from Bonnie B | Reviewed this property |
When you enter there is usually a park employee with maps! It has a tour through the plantation and lots of info!
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BeachGirl0214
21 July 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
There's a path to the beach, and the bridge has been reopened. You should be able to get down to the beach easily at this point.
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Dean R
13 July 2017|
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Response from tmb14883 | Reviewed this property |
It opened yesterday. You can't swim, and many trees are under water. So much beach was eroded that its possible to be stuck when the tide comes in. But - it's open! :)
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