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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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Address: Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: 843-838-7437
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.

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It's a lighthouse!

Growing up on the east coast I have been to my fair share of lighthouses. For the most part, when you have seen one, you've seen them all. This one provides a great view, as do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Growing up on the east coast I have been to my fair share of lighthouses. For the most part, when you have seen one, you've seen them all. This one provides a great view, as do most. Some things to note about this one, you have to pay a fee to get into the state park, and then you have... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is not a huge lighthouse and it costs 5.00 per adult and 3.00 for kids to get into the park and then 2.00 to walk the 187 stairs to the top. It was packed for the holiday weekend but still nice. The beach was so much better than hilton head. I would suggest here instead. Word of warning though... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Located on Hunting Island, cost you $5 to get into the part, and another $2 to walk to the top of the light house, not in use today.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There is a modest charge to enter the Hunting Island State Park ($5/adult). There are several uncrowded beaches with rest rooms. The area around the lighthouse also has a beach , picnic tables, and a small air conditioned gift shop selling snacks. The foundation of the lighthouse keepers home is present as well as a description of the layout of... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great place for a day trip while you are in the area. We visited while staying on Fripp Island. Beautiful views. The park has much to offer for the whole family.

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Six Mile, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Haven't been there for a while but park is great. The light house is very pretty. My wife is not fond of high places and I talked her into going up top took me forever to help her down. The whole grounds are kept up clean and neat. I love the place By the way I thought I was going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The lighthouse is a must for visitors to Hunting Island park or beach . It's a minimal fee of a couple dollars and the climb up the 167 steps are well worth it . You truly can see 360 degrees of Atlantic Ocean, the park trails and surrounding marshland . It's 132 ft above sea level and on a clear... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great lighthouse to see. A lot of resting areas to stop going up and down. The views of the shoreline were great. It is located in the state park and there is a fee for entry.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It costs about a couple of bucks to tour the lighthouse. It was a couple of hundred steps but totally worth the views. Definitely worth a look at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The original lighthouse!! 2.00 fee allows you to climb all 167 steps. The views are amazing n worth the climb.

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Additional Information about Hunting Island Lighthouse

Address: Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: 843-838-7437
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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