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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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A most enjoyable area

Our experience was so PEACEFUL. It is remarkable how relaxing this area is. A MUST SEE if you are in the HILTON HEAD AREA.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
HavinFun0704
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Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our experience was so PEACEFUL. It is remarkable how relaxing this area is. A MUST SEE if you are in the HILTON HEAD AREA.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to Sea Pines many years and this year I finally explored the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. It is so hidden and beautiful. Another reason why I love Hilton Head because the environment is as it should be, undisturbed. If you want privacy and to be in nature this is the place. Fishing is also allowed.

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Thank lawilso
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our afternoon at the Sea Pines preserve. Well marked trails, beautiful island forest. You can choose to drive in and stop at few stops. We saw an alligator and herons. An alligator boar tour leaves from Fish Island within the preserve. We will try that next visit.

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Phila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make a prior reservation for alligator tour. You can not walk up and pay. Take a free bus ride around the preserve. Horseback riding and bike riding available. Really nice, clean, friendly. Will cost you an entry fee per car per day. You have in/out privileges.

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Thank Rob W
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a peaceful walk through a maritime forest. Trails are well marked, so no fear of getting lost. A must do while in Hilton Head

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Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tropical. Cool hike. Bring the bug spray. Lots of mosquitos. Lots of trees and Spanish Moss. You will not encounter many people here in September.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw alligators, turtles and several kinds of birds. Very natural setting. We felt some of the trails could have been marked better, but enjoyed our visit.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining pretty hard with a new tropical storm heading in, but we took the car driving path and were still able to enjoy beautiful nature. We saw quite a few birds and even daw an alligator meandering down the middle of one of the lakes. If it hadn't been so rainy, the walking paths looked nice too. If... More 

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Milltown, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The forest preserve has 2 separate entrances (they do connect). One takes you to the boardwalk over the old rice fields. I have seen turtles, snakes, alligators, owls, spiders, and many different bird species. The other entrance brings you to the two lakes and wild flower field and have equally good views of wildlife. You can take a boat tour... More 

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is well marked with pathways and a map in the car entrance. unfortunately for us, Tropical Storm Hermine had just come through and the branches and debris made it difficult to bike in very far, although usually it would have been beautiful!

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