Cypress Wetlands Rookery, Henry Robinson Boardwalk and Sands Beach

Nature at its finest in Port Royal

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Image by Trover.

The Cypress Wetlands Rookery is located off Paris Avenue in Port Royal. This beautiful section of coastal wetlands is surrounded by a 0.6-mile paved trail loop that is wheelchair accessible. Birds that call the wetlands home include snowy egrets, great blue herons, hawks, eagles, owls, falcons, geese, ducks and other migratory shorebirds.

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Cypress Wetlands Rookers boardwalk image by Lewis Martin.

 If you like to bird-watch, this is the place for you. Visitors can also spot alligators, turtles, snakes and other woodland creatures. The best time to see bird activity is between April and October. Dogs are welcome on the trail, but for their safety, they must always remain on a leash.

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This egret family was photographed by Trover.

If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy birdwatching, this is the place for you. The rookery is a birdwatcher’s paradise. You should easily spot snowy egrets, especially if they have breeding plumage. The trail is full of cypress trees covered in Spanish moss.

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This alligator was photographed from the rookery boardwalk by Jean Dupre.

The Cypress Wetlands Rookery is open during daylight hours. Public restrooms are located next-door in the Port Royal Police Station.

1700 Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 29935

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Sunrises are spectacular from the boardwalk.

Sands Beach and Henry Robinson Boardwalk is just down the street. Located at the end of Sands Beach Road, this is the spot where Battery Creek flows into the Beaufort River. The boardwalk stretches for a ½ mile along Battery Creek. The panoramic views offered here are outstanding. Fishermen, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts enjoy this attraction.

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A four-story observation tower can be found at one end of the boardwalk. Climb to the top to see amazing 360-degree views. Sunrise and sunset vistas are spectacular. Fishing and crabbing are excellent from the boardwalk. Bring your gear and catch dinner!

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The Sands Beach image found on Trip Advisor.

Sit in the sun and enjoy the views from the beach. This is also a great spot to search for shark’s teeth and shells. This is one of the few beaches where you can drive straight onto the beach and park your car. Pack a picnic, enjoy the water and hunt for treasures in the surf. If you enjoy kayaking, this is a great spot for you also.

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Image by Miles Sanders.

Sit in the sun and enjoy the views from the beach. This is also a great spot to search for shark’s teeth and shells. This is one of the few beaches where you can drive straight onto the beach and park your car. Pack a picnic, enjoy the water and hunt for treasures in the surf. If you enjoy kayaking, this is a great spot for you also.

For more ideas of things to do in the Port Royal/Beaufort area visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/beaufort-port-royal-area/

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