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This is the meeting point of the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont. Sandhills are found across the state, roughly from Aiken through Columbia and up through Chesterfield. The Sandhills mark the sand dunes and former coastline of the prehistoric Atlantic Ocean. There is no hotter, drier place in the Carolinas, and many of the plants found here would be well-adapted to grow in deserts. But not all of this region is dry - streams rush forth from the base of these hills and hold wondrous shows of carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sundews. The Sandhills are a treasure few venture into but that everyone should experience.