With more than 4,600 acres of maritime forest, beach, freshwater ponds, and historical buildings on the property, Botany Bay on Edisto Island offers a little something for everyone. Many refer to it as “Boneyard Beach” due to the fallen trees. The beach has sun-bleached white sand, tide pools filled with sea creatures and seashells, and endless views.
Botany Bay’s beach is accessible via a half-mile walk across a shell-packed trail that cuts through the marsh and winds through a maritime forest. It’s common to see numerous birds, fiddler crabs, and other native animals during the walk to the beach. The collection of seashells, shark’s teeth, or anything else on the beach is strictly prohibited. The causeway to the beach is wheelchair accessible.
Address: 1066 Botany Bay Rd, Edisto Island, South Carolina 29438
Coordinates: 32.542640, -80.254270