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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
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Fabulous historic piece of property!

Scenic 6 mile driving tour with some stops for walking around. Well mapped out with lots of local history. The only downside was that the trail to the undeveloped beach was washed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Scenic 6 mile driving tour with some stops for walking around. Well mapped out with lots of local history. The only downside was that the trail to the undeveloped beach was washed out in the hurricane and has not yet been repaired. Definitely still worth doing and they told us they hope to have the trail open by summer.

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Rangeley, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the driving tour. Not able to see beach area but enjoyed the property very much. A must to see.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have walked the beach at Botany Bay for several years. It was disappointing to visit this past weekend and find out that the beach is closed now to visitors due to the damage from Hurricane Matthew last October. The wooden bridge leading to the marsh walk was destroyed and we were told that there was a... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Botany Bay is definitely an interesting nature area. There is a 6.5 mile dirt road drive around the property with a few stops as explained in a very good Driving Tour map provided when you sign in. That being said, the "ruins" are minimal at best with the write ups describing things that are left to your imagination and some... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Botany Bay is the most unspoiled beach I have ever been to - and that includes the 'secluded' beaches of the Caribbean. The driving trail is wonderful, and full of history. The beach walk is fascinating, walking on the boardwalk to the island and then more boardwalk to the beach is full of things to see - unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I visited on February 15 and 16, 2017. The walkway to the beach is still closed due to the Hurricane last fall. Even with the beach access close it is still well worth the visit. I went through several times on my visit and each time I saw something new. The wildlife is abundant . If you like Bird watching... More 

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Johns Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited on January 28, 2017 and unfortunately the storm has washed out the causeway and the beach. The ride through the historical area is still available and worth your time.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You cannot access Botany Bay Beach (the maritime forest) any more due to the washing out of the little bridge over the little babbling creek. The folks at FEMA will take forever to repair this simple structure. In the meantime don't promise your family a walk in a beautiful maritime forest because it ain't going to happen. The rest of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Beautiful maritime forest and pasture land where wildlife abounds. There is a driving trail that takes you to several ruins on the property. Unfortunately, the beach trail is closed because of erosion on the beach.

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Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited during the summer and loved it here. I actually enjoyed the driving through more than the beach (which I've read is currently inaccessible due to the bridge leading to it being washed out.) A shame to hear but I'd go here again just to ride through and observe everything. We brought the kids here as we're all nature... More 

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