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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

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Worth the walk

This is a hidden gem on Edisto Island. Although the beach is a lot smaller now because of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shirley S
Fun afternoon

Awesome trail ride and beautiful beach. Wife and I drove through and walked out to the beach. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William L
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem on Edisto Island. Although the beach is a lot smaller now because of the hurricane it’s still beautiful! I enjoy the walk to the beach as well. Just listening to the waves at a distance and the birds chirping. The...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome trail ride and beautiful beach. Wife and I drove through and walked out to the beach. Great activity!

Thank William L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 90 year old mother on driving tour. Wildlife officer was very helpful. Lots of beautiful scenery.

Thank Palmetto1321
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We didn't have a lot of time to hike to the beach, so we just did the driving loop. Beautiful area with lots of history. Enjoyed taking some photographs of the live oak trees.

Thank mswildcat
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. From the volunteer at the entrance to the volunteer at the beach, all are top notch and very helpful. Everything is well maintained and marked. Will definitely return.

Thank Addman0721
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Went several days to visit and a sign said “closed today deer hunt”. We came to the island and camp so we could visit this site. Why not post close on web site!

Thank carolinabonny
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We did the driving tour and it was interesting but we did not see any wild life unfortunately. It was pretty, but the highlight for us was the beach. You park and then walk on a path about 10 min. You do not need tennis...More

Thank teeny1287
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Nice surprise. Be sure to park and walk to the beach...you have to see it to believe it. Incredible huge pieces of drift wood everywhere and awesome shells. We plan to return in the cooler season too.

Thank ForestBeach
Reviewed August 26, 2018

There are now two sights to see and experience in and around Charleston that are free and and yet so magical that you will want to at least rate them on this site. ANGEL OAK is just a big tree right? No, the feeling, the...More

9  Thank Tony T
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Believe the other reviews...this beach is gorgeous with all the dead trees and shells. Something out of a movie. Bring a camera and a bottle or two of water in the summer. The walk there is very hot!

Thank Karen S
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October 6, 2018|
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Response from Dr_Xaos | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall if the beach access had particular hours separate from the rest of the preserve, but the Botany Bay area is supposed to be open from sunrise to sunset on the days that they are open. Believe that they open... More
July 29, 2018|
Response from Tara B | Reviewed this property |
Free for everyone! :-)
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June 15, 2018|
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Response from AZDenney | Reviewed this property |
On the day we had gone, it was around 10:00 a.m. but as Howard P stated, the tides change. The resort we stayed in gave us a tide chart and we also Googled tide times for the area.