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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843 363 1872
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Ranked #9 of 60 attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Sea Pines takes up a large portion of Hilton Head Island, so if you're the kind of person who wants to see everything, it is worth a trip to see the lighthouse and have a drink at the Salty Dog. If you don't want to spend the $6 just to get through the gate you can find many other spots... More

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mbeach89
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I rented a bike and had a relaxing morning ride through the Forest Preserve. Most of the trails are paved, but I did go off the paved trails and saw the Indian Shell Ring, and some of the ponds. The sun was hot, but in the shade of the Forest Preserve, very comfortable.

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really wanted to take our girls to see alligator naturally without getting tied up on a 3 hr boat excursion. This preserve is located in the Sea Pines area of Hilton Head. If you aren't already a guest of Sea Pines, you will need to get a $6 pass to get into this area. So, plan a trip to... More

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

saw many local critters and the shell ring; very nice walk and a great opportunity to get away from the crowds

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a gem away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island, and a good place to read a book and enjoy a quiet walk. The flora and fauna is well marked and good for all outdoorsman.

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Adairsville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The preserve is nice, we fished on the lake as a family fishing activity (the staff were very nice) and got to see a lot of wildlife up close - alligators, turtles, fish. The signs were really hard to follow to the preserve though and upon arrival, it is a bit small. Nice if you are staying in Sea Pines,... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

All of Sea Pines is well maintained, peaceful, beautiful place. The preserve is the jewel in the crown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great place to visit if you like to be out in the nature. 605-acre, you can walk or ride a bike, even drive a car, but that just does not seem the right thing to do. I attached the web site where you can see the map. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Been here several summers in a row. Terrific place for kids and adults alike. Lots to do, gated and secure. It will be our summer vacation spot for years to come

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to the preserve and it was a lovely walk. It was mostly shaded and cooler in the preserve. We saw several alligators in the water area and over the rice fields. Definitely a nice afternoon activity. They had an area you could drive to with a picnic shelter. We saw alligators in the water there too. The kids... More

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