Carrot Island

The ferry will drop you off at Carrot Island, an uninhabited nature preserve just minutes from downtown Beaufort. You can enjoy the 1.1 mile trail looping through a variety of unique island environments. Explore mudflats, uplands and salt marshes where over 200 species of birds, 52 species of fish, 47 species of invertebrates and more than 40 wild horses call home. From the nature trail on Carrot Island, you can extend your hike to Bird Shoal where you will experience miles of pristine secluded beach.

Carrot Island is any nature lover’s dream realized with a great environment for bird watching enthusiasts or nature photographers. Enjoy scenic nature trails, horses, hiking, exploring wildlife and much more.

Come prepared, there are lots of marsh areas. Wear shoes that can get muddy and protect you from sand spurs and cactus. Always bring sunscreen and bug spray.

Reservations for Carrot Island are not required, however you can contact us today to make a one.

What to Bring

Bring tennis shoes/water shoes, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Pack anything to make the stay more enjoyable as long as you can carry it! Trails have cactus and sand spurs which are not friendly to our furry friends’ paws so no dogs on this trip.