A Natural and Historical Jewel on the Carolina Coast - Hobcaw Barony

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The Paradise Resort offers you oceanfront beauty, fresh Atlantic breezes and relaxing vacation vibes.  If you want to take a day and venture out for a little nature and beauty, add this one to your list.

Encompassing 16,000 acres of unspoiled land on the coast near Georgetown, South Carolina, Grand Strand attraction Hobcaw Barony offers a unique mix of natural, cultural, educational and historical resources that draws researchers, students and tourists to our stretch of the Carolina coast from far and wide.

The property is located about 30 miles south of the Paradise Resort, and for vacationers looking to explore the wonders of the Grand Strand, it’s well worth making the scenic Lowcountry drive to check it out. Here are just a few of the many reasons you and your getaway crew should consider putting a visit to Hobcaw Barony on your vacation to-do list:

A natural treasure: Owned and managed by nonprofit organization the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, Hobcaw Barony features a diverse landscape that offers examples of every common ecosystem found on the South Carolina coast — making it an ideal spot for research in the environmental sciences. As such, the property hosts researchers from 50-plus colleges, universities and research organizations located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Visitors to the property can enjoy guided tours through diverse terrain including beaches, marshes and forests.

A cultural jewel: Among the 70-plus cultural sites on the former rice plantation are 30-plus historic buildings and structures from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, multiple old cemeteries, and lavish resort homes built by former owners the Baruchs. The property also features the Grand Strand’s only fully intact slave village.

An educational experience: Unique educational programs are also presented at Hobcaw Barony throughout the year. A small sampling of the seasonal presentations available includes the Children’s Beach Walk, the Alligator Birthday celebration, a Native American Heritage celebration, the Ghosts from the Coast program, and even a Learn to Throw a Cast Net class. Learn more about the seasonal offerings available at hobcawbarony.org.

A historical haven: At Hobcaw House, which was built in 1930 and served as a winter retreat for the Baruch family, famous visitors included Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Ralph Pulitzer, and other notable leaders and icons of the 20th century.

To learn more about Hobcaw Barony and its many natural, cultural, educational and historical offerings, visit hobcawbarony.org. And, during your next visit to Paradise Resort on the oceanfront, consider taking the short trip down to historic Georgetown — and experiencing all the diverse offerings on tap at Hobcaw Barony. Book your getaway at Paradise Resort today, and start making plans to explore all of the Grand Strand’s historic and natural wonders.