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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Address: Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843 363 1872
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature...

Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.

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Great bike ride!

We rented bikes at Pedals and got bike passes from our Marriott Vacation Club. You absolutely need the bike passes or the gate attendant will not let you in with a bike - riding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Annandale, New Jersey, United States
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Annandale, New Jersey, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rented bikes at Pedals and got bike passes from our Marriott Vacation Club. You absolutely need the bike passes or the gate attendant will not let you in with a bike - riding it or in/on your car. If you don't have a bike pass, then pay the $6 to get in with your car and rent bikes inside... More 

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Thank olawsal789
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are miles and miles of trails in this preserve through beautifuls forests and incredible marshes. Trails are shared with horseback riders, so watch where you step!

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Thank karengreen2016
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked here today and was in the shade with somewhat of a breeze!. The trail is well marked. There is a restroom facility and a local fishing lake. This is a good place to bike, also.

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Thank scduncan2015
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice paths, boardwalks, and lakes to see nature and wildlife. Look close or you might miss the gator hiding just beneath you on the boardwalks!

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Alabaster, Alabama
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First, you must pay a fee to enter. That's okay, but it was a big disappointment. Just not enough to do. We did enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs near the harbor.

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Thank Bonnieferg23
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sea Pines is most definitely a beautiful part of the island. If you are not staying within sea Pines and you want to drive through you pay a six dollar per day guest pass. We wanted to bike through but were turned away, in spite of the fact I was offering to pay the six dollars As we were on... More 

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to rave about here. It was a nice mild hike through the woods and around ponds with some nice scenic views. We did encounter some small alligators for our viewing pleasure but overall not that great. By the end our our walk our kids were kind of board an wondering why we made them walk through the woods... More 

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Thank Vente155
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Board walk over swamps! The feel of a mountain top area five minutes from the beach. Lovely lakes. Wildflower fields. Bird watching. Picnic areas. A 4000 year old Shell Ring!

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Thank Bfdt
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw alligators, took a relaxing walk, sat on the benches and watched the birds. great way to get out of the hot sun for an hour or two.

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Pittsburgh, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. So many birds. Our son in law lives bird watching and he added numerous birds to his life list. Best way to see this place though is on a bicycle. Also beware of ticks. Bug spray recommended

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Thank Robert S

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