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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

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Address: Botany Bay Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438
Phone Number: 843-869-2713
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Very nice plantation to visit. Not touristy.

We went to Botany Bay to see the Kirk and the Enterprise (Botany Bay), sorry had to say that for the trekies. This is a nice not too far out of the way plantation that has not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went to Botany Bay to see the Kirk and the Enterprise (Botany Bay), sorry had to say that for the trekies. This is a nice not too far out of the way plantation that has not become touristy. Nice quiet and nice views. Beach was great.

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Mendocino CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a very pristine white sand beach, scattered with shells and unusual because of the dead tree skeletons that rise from the sand. You park and walk a long path out to the beach, through salt marsh ( be sure to look for the hundreds of fiddler crabs in the mud) and through a maritime forest. The day we... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Edisto Island is about as undeveloped a vacation destination as you can imagine, but Botany Bay takes it one level closer to the way the island looked years ago. Visit the area for free, and when you check in with the volunteer just past the gate, pick up a map of the place. Water features, fields still being farmed today,... More 

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Prairie Grove
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Self guided tour. Shells you can't take. Haunting, otherworldly, the day we went. Clouds hanging low, sea foam amoung the bare trees.

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Botany Bay WMA is located a few miles drive from Edisto Beach, SC. The walk through the maritime forest near the beach is a special attraction for photographers especially an hour or two before and after low tide. You must walk to the beach to see shells, shorebirds and driftwood. You can drive the tour loop to see Jason's Lake,... More 

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Harrogate, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

take your breath away when you walk thru the sands and shells of Shell Beach. Pristine and serene. you can't take the shells with you and that is grand so the next person can experience them. love it when the shells are placed in the trees as ornaments.

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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Hiked out to the beach...well woth the trek! To see the beauty of the trees and the awesome shells was well worth the fading through water and mud to get there!

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Everyone should see the beach here..........go at low tide. and take your camera!!!!!!!! The shells, the large tree driftwood in the ocean make it worth your trip

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Martin, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The reason we visit is to see the pristine, untouched lowcountry beach. The "boneyard" is truly spectacular and a bit sad. Silent, eroded tree skeletons surround you. It's eerily quiet except for the sounds of shells click-clacking in the surf. Take the car tour and travel the plantation for a trip back in time. Allow yourself a few hours and... More 

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North
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

About the only thing that appears to have changed here over 250 years is the fact that the plantation house was destroyed. The plantation grounds and beach are absolutely beautiful, sunrise on the beach proves amazing shots. Try to time this with a falling tide when the water is just leaving the tree line. We made two trips, cycling and... More 

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