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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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Unique, lots of history

I found the old ice house from Bleak Hall Plantation this trip. All the visits before....can't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandivinton
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One of the best places on the island

Botany Bay is a conservation consisting of two former plantations. You can travel throughout the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Robert W
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York, South Carolina
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Botany Bay Rd, Botany Bay Rd, 29438 , Edisto Island, South Carolina, Edisto Island, SC 29438
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the old ice house from Bleak Hall Plantation this trip. All the visits before....can't believe I missed!!! Wow

Thank sandivinton
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Botany Bay is a conservation consisting of two former plantations. You can travel throughout the plantation grounds, or park and walk out to the beach. The walk isn’t difficult and the bridge is reopened from Hurricane Matthew. The beach offers pristine views of an untouched...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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

2  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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.

1  Thank barkus1968
Reviewed 7 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 4 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 13 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 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

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drjopMemphis
17 January 2018|
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Response from William G | Reviewed this property |
No. do the tour in a car. much better than a bike and safer.
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60DeeDee1954
6 January 2018|
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Response from Howard P | Reviewed this property |
Guess yes but I would try to call
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eschmitten
1 October 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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