Jul 09 2015

Must Visit: Edisto Beach State Park

Visitors to Edisto Beach are almost always surprised to find out the Edisto Beach State Park has a lot to offer at the Interpretive Center located at 8377 State Cabin Road.

For instance, have you ever wondered what the greatest danger is in the ocean? You might be thinking sharks (or, if you’re like me, you’re thinking about the jellyfish that sting you every single year). If you attend the Menacing Myths event every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 am, you’ll find out what’s really out there in the water.

Curious about the dining habits of marine life? Check out What’s On the Menu every Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 12:30 pm and help park staff feed the animals. You might be surprised to see what some of those critters eat.

For those of you interested in Edisto’s creepiest residents, head out to the Reptile rap every Tuesday from 1-1:45 pm in July. You’ll learn all about the world of alligators, snakes, lizards and turtles. Some live animals will be present to provide those in attendance with an up close and personal look.

The State Park also offers some interesting information about jellyfish. For instance, many people come to the beach year after year and never encounter these creatures, while others manage to get stung time after time. In the Jumping Jellyfish talk from 1 to 1:30 pm every Thursday in July, you’ll get to find out all about the jellyfish in our water.

Did you know some don’t sting at all? What about the fact that some sea turtles think jellyfish are delicious? Everything you ever wanted to know about these creatures will be covered in Jumping Jellyfish.

The State Park is one of the most incredible resources Edisto Island offers its residents and visitors. It provides a look into the history of the island and teaches generations about the importance of preserving the Edisto way of life so that we can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

If you’re new to the area, stop by the State Park office located at 8377 State Cabin Road to get a Park Passport or find out more information about all of its offerings.

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