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Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

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5821 U.S. 17n, Awendaw, SC
+1 843-881-4582
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Must see! Photographer and shell collectors dream. Back to nature! Alligator row awesome as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Valerietravels2
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Penticton, Canada
Bulls Island in Cape Romain is a must-see destination.

Plan to spend the whole day on Bulls Island. The ferry trip over is fascinating in itself. You want... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Lawren S
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“bull island” (7 reviews)
“boneyard beach” (12 reviews)
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5821 U.S. 17n, Awendaw, SC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see! Photographer and shell collectors dream. Back to nature! Alligator row awesome as well as Boneyard Beach. Take bug spray if you are planning to walk the Turkey Trail to the alligators. The mosquitos are horrendous.

Thank Valerietravels2
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Plan to spend the whole day on Bulls Island. The ferry trip over is fascinating in itself. You want to see alligators? Guaranteed. Birds - absolutely. Beautiful beach and the incredible "boneyard" are must-see places.

Thank Lawren S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Highly recommended! Visited with my 1.5 yr old and pushed her in her stroller. Hiked for 2 hrs and saw tons of alligators and birds and the beautiful beach. A pristine wilderness — gorgeous preserved estuary. The 30 min boat ride through the wetlands was...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

very rewarding experience. There are only a little over 100 red wolves in the wild and less than 300 all together. They have several pairs and if you get there around 3pm, you can watch them being fed. They give a great presentation. Worth the...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We lucked out to get a photography early morning ferry - to hopefully catch a sunrise. No sun, but we made to most of it. It is really cool to walk among theses dead trees in the dawn. Overcast days provide a different perspective. I...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The boat ride was very informative and of course stunningly beautiful marshes and water. The captains were actual marine biologist that really enjoyed their work; very friendly and personable. The downside is there is little to no info on the island itself. Signs were far...More

Thank lotsoluff
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We are so lucky to have this Class 1 water, large wildlife refuge so close to a major town. I have visited this area five times-on the ferry to Bulls dock, via kayak to the Bulls Island beach, on a ferry for a beach clean-up...More

Thank beverlyg928
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been...boneyard beach is amazing we found tons of huge shells, took great pictures, watch out for man eating bugs in summer, bring deet but spray and plenty of water only one rest room which...More

Thank redsox14624
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Beautiful Sunny Day 3:00 pm afternoon, Captain was wonderful and it's a boat ride away from everything, except clean air and wind in your face. The beach is clean and quiet and just the hush of wind through the trees !!

Thank Daryl M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Took a 1 hour trip to the island with Coastal Expeditions which only takes four trips there each year. The coastal water trip is lovely with plenty of views of the grassy areas full of all types of coastal creatures. Since there is no dock...More

Thank Zeke T
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kimberlyemerson1965
6 November 2016|
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Response from steve49022 | Reviewed this property |
The sign I took a photo of on lighthouse island prohibits camping, pets, and bonfires. We went in September and it was beautiful
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Kimberly L
4 July 2016|
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Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
My answer likely applies to swampy areas throughout South Carolina. If you go in the colder seasons (October to March), then the trees will be more bare, and you will not be treated to the magical sensation of being... More
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