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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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Shells, shells, and more shells!

Very nice beach with lots of unbelievably beautiful shells (that you can't take home, leave them... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ana Clara B
Random off road adventure

We were coming back from another excursion and my husband made a quick left and a turn here and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William G
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“botany bay” (127 reviews)
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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+1 843-869-2713
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 13 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 28 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

2  Thank Anita E
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have been to Botany Bay several times and was thrilled this visit to see deer and turkey!! Just wish the road coming in was not quite so bumpy. Im sure that's because of the hurricane!!!

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Be sure to put this on your list of things to do on Edisto Island! Just be aware that it is a dirt road and is rough in spots, especially if its been raining. A low riding car may struggle with muddy ruts. Both the...More

Thank wondertwinsmom
Reviewed 23 August 2017

visit at low tide. plan for a 1/2 mile walk before arriving at beach. Beautiful salt marsh scenery along the way. The amount of shells here is amazing. Unfortunately you are not allowed to keep any.....Hence my 4 star rating vs 5. The trees that...More

Thank Tamera W
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The road to Botany Bay is worth the trip. When we went we couldn't get to beach because of the hurricane. You can tell trees were down but it was beautiful and quiet. A beautiful place to take pictures.

1  Thank ladywina
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eschmitten
1 October 2017|
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Response from Rhoads | Reviewed this property |
There is one way in and one way out. A nice gentleman will give you a map and talk your ear off 😀 We fell in ❤️ with Edisto! Enjoy If you want some GREAT FUN! Google Captian Ron tours to shell island. He is an old... More
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BeachGirl0214
22 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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