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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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Address: 2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.

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Beautiful place

I enjoyed the history and ease of visiting this site. I appreciated the visuals and written info at the sites also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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North Port, Florida
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North Port, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the history and ease of visiting this site. I appreciated the visuals and written info at the sites also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has explanations on each landing. At the top it was picturest. Awesome place to take pictures. They're are other buildings on the premises with plaques telling the history.

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Gold Coast
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127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here Christmas Eve...a very foggy Christmas Eve!! The lighthouse was only open for a very short time on this day - however they gave us free admission and we enjoyed our climb and the limited view!! A great memory!

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Thank TravelBorts
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read somewhere that it was free to go up to the lighthouse, but it is actually $2 a person to climb to the top. We didn't have any cash left on us so we didn't go up. The area surrounding it has the historical info on the families that cared for the lighthouse and a TON of info on... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although my fear of heights mad me a little weak at the knees, the climb to the top on the spiral staircase was well worth it!

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Godwin, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 visited & loved the view from the top. This was all of our first time visiting a lighthouse. The views were amazing. I loved the history! Worth every step.

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Seven Hills, Ohio
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to take sunset pictures of the light house. Unfortunately the sunset was in the wrong place but did get several nice beach pic. The lighthouse was closed when I got there but it's still nice to visit. There are picnic tables by the light house and beach so you get to enjoy two beautiful views. Be aware that... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Branchville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel here yearly and are so glad that this lighthouse is open. When I was small you could go and come as you please here and over the years it had been run down. For several years now the friends of hunting island have worked on the lighthouse and the area around it. They have brought it back to... More 

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Thank danamc01
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was about a 20 mile drive but so pretty and peaceful. Such an amazing place. Loved it, if you are in the area it is so worth the trip.

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Alexandria, VA
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1,152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Hunting Island Light is a handsome member of the lighthouses along the Atlantic Coast, all designed as warning sentinels to mariners about the dangers of the shore. Originally built by the federal government in 1859, this light has a complex history. It was blown up by the retreating Confederate Army in 1861, rebuilt in 1875 as an iron tower on... More 

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