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Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/ Wildlife Management Area, Edisto Island

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  • The drive to this location is breathtaking! The trees are beautiful and explicitly shaped. The walk to the beach is also interesting as there are so many little creatures in the swampy areas, if you.....  more
    The drive to this location is breathtaking! The trees are beautiful and explicitly shaped. The walk to the beach is also interesting as there are so many little creatures in the swampy areas, if you.....  more »
  • An unusual spot that combines scenic beauty and tragedy: wonderful shells combined with the effects of huge, beach-eroding storm damage. It’s well-worth a visit at low tide 
    An unusual spot that combines scenic beauty and tragedy: wonderful shells combined with the effects of huge, beach-eroding storm damage. It’s well-worth a visit at low tide  more »
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  • I didn’t take a lot of pics this time as Ive been here before. The best time to go is during sunrise pr sunset - it will be less sunny and the area looks amazing. Please note that there are no restrooms in the area and the roads are rough. You can do the Botany Bay loop. Make sure you fill out the form at the Plantation entrance and leave one half of it at the booth. Display the other half on your car. This is the pass. Its free though. From the booth drive up and you will get to the beach parking lot in a mile or so. From the parking lot, its a short walk to the beach. The beach is super clean and pretty. Its miles of driftwood in either direction. There are so many shells, its illegal to pick any. Its an area susceptible to erosion, so make sure you don’t disturb anything. One you’re done with the beach you can continue the tour if you would like. There is a chart/map at the entry booth that explains all the locations.
  • We visited in May, 2022. It is an awesome historical look at local life 200+ years ago vs modern attempts at preserving nature. There is a motor trail around the plantation and foot paths to awesome natural views, including a beach preserved in its natural beauty without improvements.

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