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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Address: Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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+1 843-363-1872

Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature...

Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.

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What a pleasant surprise !

To fine such a large area devoted to nature in an otherwise busy tourist venue was a pleasant surprise. You can fish at lake Mary, barbecue your lunch, stroll about looking for... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
Hilton Head Island, SC
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Hilton Head Island, SC
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

To fine such a large area devoted to nature in an otherwise busy tourist venue was a pleasant surprise. You can fish at lake Mary, barbecue your lunch, stroll about looking for alligators (don't feed them), enjoy wildflowers or just take a long walk

Thank petehhi
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Everyone thinks of the Beach when they go to Hilton Head, and rightly so, but do not miss this little gem.

Thank HapyGuy7
Turlock, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

What a great place to reconnect with nature. You pay six bucks to get into the Sea Pines development which is extensive and upscale. They have set aside a large amount of acreage for this preserve. We had a hard time finding where to park but to keep it short we eventually found out if you take the driving route... More 

2 Thank GiantDreamer
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

There is a $6 entrance charge per vehicle to enter the Sea Pines area. Our family saw 3 larger sized gators, many species of birds, and several deer! The wildflower field was beautiful! There was a boat with a sign that said they also offer gator tours on the hour, each hour.

Thank Molly A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Visited the sea pines three times during our week stay. We took two tours through H20 sports and one boat ride to Savannah. They charge 6.00 each time you enter but worth it! Highly recommended spot to "get away from it all".

Thank t z
Melrose, Florida
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you choose to pay the 5$ per car per day to enter the preserve you'll see many beautiful things. This is where you will have to go to do many of your activities such as the pirate cruise,dinner cruises and to access the shopping outlets etc. Many of the properties are privately owned and not access able unless you... More 

Thank 217henderson
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The Boggy Gut walking trail was too much for our 7 year old so we turned back. But the quiet and natural state is great for spotting wildlife. We did a fishing experience at Fish Island with Sea Pines activities, and saw alligators, turtles, and herons up close and personal. The kids loved it, and caught one fish.

1 Thank EllenRHK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

There's nothing like a stroll through a forest to put you in touch with nature. We were there to see the Indian Shell Ring. It was very interesting. I always enjoy learning about local history and this did not disappoint. Quiet, peaceful, good fishing, but watch out for the 'gators!!

Thank Katherine L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We did have some trouble finding this spot. There are two entrances and only one of them can you drive through. The other one is trails for hiking only. Lots of trails in here and you can ride your bike in too. We did see gators and a turtle swimming. You can go on an alligator boat tour too. And... More 

Thank dshendri
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This has a walking or driving option. We drove around and parked where we saw a small dock. At the end of the dock was an alligator and some turtles! It was a very pretty drive!

Thank kariskay

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