Loggerhead Sea Turtle Walks on Edisto Beach

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The journey begins on Edisto Beach State Park. | Photo by @pauldoughtyphotography

Grab shell, dude — we’re diving in like Crush from “Finding Nemo” to tell you about a coastal event that we think is pretty cool. Loggerhead Sea Turtle Walks at Edisto Beach State Park have kicked off for the summer and we’ve got everything you need to know.

These educational night walks allow you to witness nesting loggerhead sea turtles safely. Edisto Beach State Park is one of the only places in SC with a permit granted by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources to lead this kind of event.

On each guided night walk, up to 30 participants will learn about the life cycle of sea turtles, conservation challenges, and how you can help save our state reptile. Turtle-safe red flashlights will be provided. Walks begin at 9 p.m. and could last past midnight.

Here’s a crash course on turtle walks:
🐢 Meet at the park office at 8:45 p.m. with your registration receipt.
🐢 Listen + learn during a 30-minute presentation.
🐢 Walk up to three miles along the beach with your guide.
🐢 Keep your eyes peeled for a loggerhead sea turtle.
🐢 Be respectful of any and all wildlife.
Grab a Night Walk Survivor shirt at the Environmental Learning Center + Camp Exchange with a $15 donation.

Heads up: You’ll need to register for this event in advance — sign up by noon the day of the walk at the latest. Spots are limited.

Seas the day and sign up for a slot in July.

True or false: Loggerheads are the most common sea turtles in SC. Take the quiz.