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The Sands

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Address: London Ave, Port Royal, SC

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It's about the view

I was happy to discover the Sands beach area. The reason for the visit was for our m/c riding group to take in another attraction. So riding over wasn't about swimming, surfing or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jimmy J
Grovetown, Georgia
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Gainesville, Florida
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186 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beach with a boardwalk and observation tower. Beach is not sandy, but several people were laying out or setting in chairs to catch the sun. Several people fishing. We stopped on our way to Paris Island to look for birds. Did not see much, but not out of our way.

Thank Richard R
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very small beach with lots of broken shells on it. Unless you really need a beach fix, don't go out of your way.

Thank luv2travel101548
Grovetown, Georgia
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was happy to discover the Sands beach area. The reason for the visit was for our m/c riding group to take in another attraction. So riding over wasn't about swimming, surfing or boating it was about the boardwalk the observation tower and the view. I believe a lot of effort was put into making this a nice place for... More 

Thank Jimmy J
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a trip to Beaufort County for my nephew's Marine Corps boot camp graduation, my boyfriend and I took the opportunity to enjoy the Sands during some down time from the celebrations. I am a dedicated shell seeker, and this small strip of beach did not disappoint. While the beach itself is not very big, it's got a ton of... More 

Thank Shelly S
Greeneville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting this area to watch the dolphins play but it is not a area I would want to get in the water

Thank DeniseN10ec
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Okay beach if you want to walk around looking for broken mostly seashells. They say you can find sharks teeth but I didn't look and imagine it is hard. Not pretty and sharp shells and ugly black area by the shore. You can drive on the beach which is a plus and there were young people in dunebuggies and so... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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269 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This beach is unique as you will see there is a ton of shells and no smooth sand, which makes it a little tough to walk on barefooted. People come here to look for shark teeth and black or brown tiny pieces of glass. You will also see some fishermen and a few boats pass by. An observation tower is... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Whether it's low or high tide, the sands beach is a great place to go and just chill out. There is a tower on the beach that most people like to go and climb the stairwell all the way to the top. The view up there is very nice and you can see the bridge from it.

Thank 843TBOOGIE
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you're looking for a quaint and eclectic fishing/beach spot, this is it! If you REALLY want a treat, watch the sunrise from the sands. It is awe inspiring!

Thank Jack M
Portland, Maine
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289 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Nice find. The beach is quite small, but the locals were the best. The folks were so nice and helpful. I was instructed how to find shark teeth by the locals. Watched dolphins swimming close to shore. Talked with some of the friendly locals and felt like talking with friends. Great way to spend a couple hours or a day.

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