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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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

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An Amazing View

This gorgeous light house allows for an unbelievable view of the area, well worth the climb to the top. There are also many other things to see surrounding the site and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This gorgeous light house allows for an unbelievable view of the area, well worth the climb to the top. There are also many other things to see surrounding the site and the state park it is in is one of the most beautiful I have ever been too.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A wonderful trip worth the drive to the island! Climb the lighthouse and see for miles! It is a great experience - especially since fewer and fewer lighthouses are opened to the public. Our grandkids loved it - they are 14 and 10 years old and it was a breeze for them! Little snack and souvenir shop and plenty of... More 

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Waregem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I believe this is South Carolina’s only lighthouse that you can climb (some of the others might be open a couple of days per year only, so that doesn’t really count). And doing so, you will get a beautiful vista of Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina’s most popular park. You will see the Atlantic Ocean coastline and beaches with... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to climb the lighthouse at 4:45 and didn't realize they were getting ready to close. The woman was incredibly nice and allowed us to go up still. Cost is $2 per person. Definitely worth it. Fairly easy climb, might feel slight burn in thighs. View is wonderful. Can see top of forest trees, nearby islands, and Atlantic Ocean.

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First of all the drive to the lighthouse is beautiful through the State Park and it is an additional 2$ to climb but I had read this before we went and expected it! I enjoy historical places and enjoyed touring the old buildings on the lighthouse grounds and reading about life as a lighthouse keeper! The climb for the lighthouse... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The lighthouse itself is what you would expect....a steep climb followed by an expansive view. But what makes this one better than average is that there are frequent landings with informative displays that make it worth a stop to catch you breath.

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Arnold, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The only complaint I have is that it costs even extra to go up. The historical information about the original family and the origins of the lighthouse and the family's home is quite interesting and free to view on the ground. Would definitely go back again to the park, lighthouse, and beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

While visiting beautiful Beaufort we drove to the light house about 30 mm drive from bay st the drive back felt much shorter ok ....cost to get into the park/beach is $5.00 a person and kids a bit cheaper if you are planning to go up the light house it will cost you $2.00 a person the view was amazing... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been to Hunting Island many times but for one reason or another we never got to climb to the top. Relatives were visiting so this time we decided to do it. Great activity. The climb was not difficult at all. It was many steps but every dozen or so were broken by a large landing where you could... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take family pictures with great fauna and sky views. If you're brave enough you can climb the stairs for an awesome view!

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