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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Always nice to enjoy nature!

Our second time visiting Sea Pines Preserve, and this year we got to see Indian Shell Circle which... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
MaryEllen22
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Guilderland, New York
Not easy to find but worth the visit

This out of the way preserve is worth the search; once you pass the smells of the sewage treatment... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
U1568UAjeffreym
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Hilton Head Island
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Our second time visiting Sea Pines Preserve, and this year we got to see Indian Shell Circle which is fascinating! It's 3500 years old built by the Archaic Indians. Read all about it when you visit. This is a truly beautiful place to enjoy nature!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

This out of the way preserve is worth the search; once you pass the smells of the sewage treatment plant and head down the dirt road into the preserve you are treated to a great variety of wildlife - we saw alligator, anhinga, egrets and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

Nice place for a walk. Watch out for the horse poop. You will see alligators when the sun is warm. Not much else to see or do.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank james s
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We waited for clear skies for our tour, not because of comfort (the electric boat is covered), but because the 'gators don't come out much in the rain. Saw a ton of them, including babies resting on their mothers, plus the local turtle species and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

Beautiful scenery and peaceful views. We rode our bikes through the preserve. We've been coming to HHI for 10 years and we always enjoy going into Sea Pines.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patricia D
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

To gain access to the road to Sea Pines, you must pay $8 for a day pass. The road passes residences and terminates in a commercial development. We drove the entirety of Sea Pines but didn't see anything that piqued our interest. Perhaps we should...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carol O
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a surprisingly large park in the middle of the very exclusive Sea Pines plantation of Hilton Head Island. To gain entry into the plantation, each vehicle requires an $8 daily pass, unless you are already staying there. Thus, plan to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank James A
Reviewed March 8, 2019

We enjoy going to the preserve a number of times when visiting the island. It is especially relaxing in the morning when there are fewer other visitors there is a good variety of well marked trails. We especially like to visit the shell ring and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lorna P
Reviewed March 5, 2019

So enjoyed walking through this beautiful nature preserve. The flora and fauna were exquisite. Take time to visit and decompress from the daily stress.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank set2go52
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We went because we heard it was such a nice place. Expect to pay $8 per car to enter. You then get a pass and map. We visited the harbor and lighthouse area. Some beautiful boats and a really impressive live oak tree. Then visited...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Rondajj
June 25, 2018|
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Response from richardsK6606ER | Reviewed this property |
It does turn to asphalt when on solid ground. In a few areas it’s actually just a well worn path. I’ve never seen a snake on it. Nor has my wife and she has snake radar.😎
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dgsdks
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Nicole K | Reviewed this property |
So my Dad has a motorized scooter. Yes we took him along the walking trail when it was dry. However, parts were bumpy due to the tree roots and such. It is possible to take someone in a wheelchair but it truly depends on... More
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SCBennie
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Kdavid456 | Reviewed this property |
The walking trails were closed due to hurricane damage at the time that we visited. We stayed on the bike trails, and even though it had recently rained, they were in good shape. Sorry I can’t add any better insight. We... More
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