On Saturday afternoon, Mike and I took the 45 minute drive from Charleston out to Edisto Island to check another adventure off our summer bucket list. Ever since Erika posted about Botany Bay this spring, I knew it was definitely our kind of place to explore. The 3,363 acre Botany Bay Plantation wildlife preserve was once two plantations in the early 1800s, but now houses tons of animals and plants. You can read more about the area here. Because it's a preserve, there are huge fines (close to $500) for taking anything (including sea shells) off the preserve. So, for that reason, Botany Bay beach is covered with amazing shells and is so beautifully natural! Even though Botany Bay beach is only part of the plantation, it was definitely my favorite. We also took the 3 mile driving tour around the plantation. I highly suggest making the trip out there to see it if you're ever in Charleston!
|The drive into the plantation. Suggestion: if you don't have a truck, SUV, or Jeep, reconsider this trip haha!|
|The walk down to the beach|
|So many pelicans!|