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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Edisto Island has more history than you might expect. Part of it is this plantation. Fire and other disasters have destroyed almost everything that was built here, but you can drive through some of the more than 4000 acres that the plantation had. The high point is the beach. Because seashells must be left there (there is a $470 fine for taking one) the shore is full of all types in quantity. Turtles nest there in season, too, and the woods have many birds and animals that you may see. It's free and better than many paid attractions.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Everyone who loves nature should visit this natural preserve and wildlife area. It is very tranquil with birds flying over the wetland. You might see a variety of birds such as songbirds that include warblers, vireos and tanagers.Egret, Herons and in season ducks are found on the waters and adjacent creek.
The driving or cycling trail covers about 6 miles and could take you up to several hours to discover.
There are numbered markers that describe places of interest on the trail but you can venture out on your own and explore the pine forest, agricultural fields, coastal wetlands and a barrier island with a front beach.
Take time to enjoy the large live oaks mixed with pine and cabbage palmetto, the State Tree. Don't forget to look for Mrs. Peppers' Oak named after the former owner.
You will also have an opportunity to see reminiscent of the Sea Cloud and Bleak Hall Plantations. There are some tabby structures that are still standing.

Thank Sdollreview
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is definitely a must see for anyone visiting Edisto! The main attraction here is the beach. It looks like something right off of Pirates of the Caribbean! The beach is full of fabulous shells (even though you can't take them) and old trees that have fallen or have been stripped of any life. I just loved it here!

Thank JodiSue
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

You get to take a beautiful driving tour through Botany Bay. This beach was beautiful. Plan to spend a few hours exploring.

Thank 67escape
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We enjoyed the drive through Botany Bay - the scenery was gorgeous and had a very "island" vacation-feel. One suggestion, BRING YOUR BUG SPRAY - we stopped and walked around twice and both times we were covered in mosquitoes. But, overall, very enjoyable. The gentleman at the front gate was most helpful and pleasant.

Thank Leigh H H
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