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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

#7 of 117 things to do in Hilton Head Features Animals
Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-363-1872
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Pretty Trails

My husband and I walked through the forest preserve on our recent trip to Hilton Head. Despite the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anne U
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Princeton, New Jersey
Afternoon Diversion

We visited the forest preserve one afternoon after having spend most of the day at the beach, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RyryE
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I walked through the forest preserve on our recent trip to Hilton Head. Despite the signs saying the trails were closed due to the recent hurricane, the trails we took were clear and there were other people walking through the park as...More

Thank Anne U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the forest preserve one afternoon after having spend most of the day at the beach, and it was a good alternative. I'll preface the rest of the review by saying that I am not a fan of Sea Pines, the inaccessibility for bicycles...More

Thank RyryE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go to Sea Pines for the Preserve and the restaurants. Being eco friendly we were on our own bikes. If on bikes they will not let you in. Even if you pay the price for a car admission for each bike they...More

2  Thank marsco27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another absolutely perfect hour in nature. Much wildlife plus alligators and wonderful dialog giving us a bit of history. Our Captain (Anthony) was exceptionally knowledgeable and accommodating. We had done this tour many times before and once again were impressed. Our nephew and his friend...More

1  Thank Ray Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning. Beautiful. Gators everywhere, large Herons and other birds. Took the hour boat tour and everyone agreed it was a 10. Highly recommend but admit we got pretty lucky with the wildlife we saw.

1  Thank crashdavis565
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned to explore Harbour Town and the famed Sea Pines Forest Preserve with my family. I was aware of the gate access and need for a $6 day pass per vehicle. However, I was refused entry at the gate because I had kayaks loaded on...More

2  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bike ride through Sea Pines away from the roads. Our family got to see baby gators, turtles, etc. Highly recommend!

1  Thank lesliedee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like to be around trees 🌲 and wild life you can breath pure air from the trees and at the same time enjoyed walking with your partner

Thank Lina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trails and bike trails although unguided. Drove around some beautiful lakes. Saw some Alligators also. Had nice picnic lunch. Did not get chance but you should try the guided horse back riding tours.

1  Thank Vinodhc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After coming to Hilton Head for 27 years, I finally decided to take the Alligator Boat Tour. the tour is on the lakes in the Sea Pines Forecast Preserve. The staff was knowledgeable and interesting. Saw a lot of wildlife, birds, gators while taking a...More

1  Thank PA_Pat_in_Chalfont
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BECKYJ76
I am headed to Hilton Head this weekend and have a huge array of things to do and Sea Pines Preserve is on the list. I however wil have a couple of little ones and wanted to know if this is a preserve I can drive through or is it strictly for walking? Thanks for any info.
22 June 2017|
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Response from Rivergirl1 | Reviewed this property |
You cant really drive in, although there is somewhat of a roadway for the forest care trucks. Its made for walking or cycling. A stroller would work.
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Seaton100
Saw dogs are allowed but is it safe with alligators for them? Thank in advance
22 June 2017|
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Response from Rivergirl1 | Reviewed this property |
Always keep your pet on a leash and no problems :)
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Valerie W
Can you drive through and stop to see things or is completely park and walk?
30 May 2017|
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Response from P Dawn H | Reviewed this property |
It is a drive & walk or ride a bike... there is a parking lot at the beginning.....
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