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The Sands

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Address: London Ave, Port Royal, SC
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Be aware of the tide

Your experience will change with the tides on this beach. There are an abundance of shells (sometimes) and we often see the dolphins here (although not this visit). You can drive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vermont
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Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your experience will change with the tides on this beach. There are an abundance of shells (sometimes) and we often see the dolphins here (although not this visit). You can drive out on to the beach, but be careful driving through those big puddles to get there....some of them are quite deep!~ My daughter got married on this beach and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sands Beach in Port Royal is just about a daily stop for us. Whether on the golf cart, bikes or walking, this is a great place to walk, watch dolphins or just gaze at the beautiful surroundings.

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Thank Trudi F
Port Royal, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Love the Sands especially since Hunting Island was decimated by Hurricane Matthew. Walked there today in 75 degree weather. Enjoyed finding sharks teeth and wishing all a Merry Christmas.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Even in October, this was a busy place; with fishermen, strollers, and dog walkers. Walk the board walk and climb the tower for a view. Plenty of parking available

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I am a traveling Ob/Gyn (drcathylbagleydotcom) who visits Port Royal's Sands Beach on a regular basis in between travels. Tranquil, beautiful and off the beaten path this beach with amenities: open and covered fishing pier, boardwalk, marshtrail and observation deck begs me not to reveal it's hidden treasures to visitors! Selfishly, I'd love to oblige keeping it one of many... More 

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Snowshoe, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We will enjoy the boardwalk and observation deck. Talk to a lovely couple who told us all about their efforts to catch blue crab and showed us their catch so far. Stopped by the beach but did not stay long. It's very tiny but hope to go back another day to look for sharks teeth.

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Thank Rondi F
Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I come here often. It's a nice local beach. You can find sharks teeth and shells. Only swim at high tide. It clears my head, it's peaceful. You can see the dolphins and walk to the tower. Amazing view! Boat dock and walking trail! Bring water shoes and always check the ties!

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Thank Brittney D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I basically grew up in this area and we never swam or even went to close to the water as kids. Now I love to take my son when we're in town. It's not crowded, it's mostly locals, there's a fishing pier oh and you can see the dolphins playing and swimming.

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Thank mayadukes
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Don't expect a nice beach. There are some areas you can lay out, get a tan, and enjoy being on the water, but most of the shore is oyster shells. Perfect place to put your boat in, and there is a really nice boardwalk with a 5-story viewing tower (which could be worth the trip in itself)

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Thank Kristin S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Sands is actually in North Forest Beach in Hilton Head. It was a nice place except for the fact that we were on 3rd floor and there was no elevator. Lugging up a heavy suitcase 3 flights of stairs sucks lol The apartment we stayed in was very comfortable and the furniture was nice. The pool wasn't crowded, we... More 

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