Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Summer Adventures: Edisto Island

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!

16 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

What a great day trip! Love that photo of the little baby crab - so cute!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Emily said...

So beautiful! I love all the shells. Way to make me miss the low country on this fine Tuesday morning :)

Carly Messmer said...

So pretty! I need to just go ahead and schedule a trip for this weekend, it's time!

Jillian Manesh said...

wow it looks beautiful!! not sure h's honda civic can drive through the roads haha but i hope to visit eventually! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Jen said...

What a cool day trip, there is nothing better than exploring the area you live in. :)

Kelsey Mann Peacock said...

This looks like a great little day trip! So glad you all enjoyed it!
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Katie Elizabeth said...

Such a fun day trip! There is just so much to see around Charleston - I need to come back and stay for like a month!

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

So pretty. Were the shells all sitting out like that? I know a lot of people love to go and to think there are that many extra shells is tempting ;)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

How gorgeous is this place?! So pretty and loving the tiny baby crab - too cute! Perfect day trip :-D

Claire Voss said...

Meg, this is absolutely amazing! I had heard of Edisto Island but had no idea what it looked like. This place seems magical. Glad you guys got to cross it off the summer bucket list.:)

Louann Kristy said...

What a lovely little place ! :)

Julie said...

What a cute little exploration you went on. I can't wait to see if you ever visit the plantation houses

coastalkelder.com said...

Beautiful pictures! I haven't ventured out there yet, but looks like i need to!

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

So pretty!! I need to get down there one of these days!

Lauren Foster said...

LOVE Edisto! It is such a beautiful, peaceful beach!

Gillian Ellis said...

I love Botany Bay! You have to make it out for sunrise, it's magical!

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