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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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One of my goals is to see every lighthouse than I can. The hunting Island lighthouse and grounds are open to the public and is the only one in SC you can climb. There are exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Arlington Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of my goals is to see every lighthouse than I can. The hunting Island lighthouse and grounds are open to the public and is the only one in SC you can climb. There are exhibits and the volunteers at this cite are always willing to share their knowledge.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to the park to go to the lighthouse and look around. I thought it was only $2 to get to see the lighthouse, but you also have to pay to get into the park which made our total cost per person around $6. We went to the visitor center which was small and simple, then headed to the... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Huntington Island State Park (a separate review) is my favorite so far in SC. There's a lighthouse on it, which I believe you can climbed to the top of. The area and grounds were clean and the crowd appeared to be mainly family with a lot of military folks mixed in with it. It was a good scene.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was so fun to climb to the top of the lighthouse & see the views! Minor fee...$2. Also free to see the area where the keepers & families lived and get a glimpse of the work involved in keeping the lighthouse working.

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very hot in the middle of July! Try to be there first thing when the lighthouse opens at 10am. Won't be quite as hot. Terrific view and a lot of history!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was nice walking the stairs and reading the information. Definitely worth the $2.00 it costs to walk it, you are able to see great views from the top. Don't plan a lot of time to do this though. You can easily climb to the top and come down in 20 minutes or so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The history is very neat and the facility altogether is fascinating, but I did not feel that it would be worth $2 to go to the top. Maybe it is, but I have been to the top of plenty of lighthouses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very nice old lighthouse. The clumb to the top isnt bad at all and once u get up there, the view is amazing.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and kids and I camped at Hunting Island State Park. We had heard all the stories and seen the internet pictures that gave us the impression that Hunting Island beach was eroded and less than pristine. What we found was just the opposite. The beach was gorgeous, with plenty of great portrait spots. We even took my daughter's... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Hunting Island Lighthouse rates up there with the best lighthouses on the east coast. It is beautifully maintained and the surrounding beach area makes for a great walk. The walk to the top is a bit strenuous but well worth it. Stroll the magnificent park also.

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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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