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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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Address: Beaufort, SC
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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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Beautiful lighthouse and state park

The view from the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse is spectacular. Love those lighthouses that you can climb. I've visited this lighthouse several times while visiting Fripp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
fannyfrance2010
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The view from the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse is spectacular. Love those lighthouses that you can climb. I've visited this lighthouse several times while visiting Fripp Island.

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Typical lighthouse, you can walk up for $2 a person. Park staff people on duty to answer questions and show you a few items that were used by the lighthouse service. Good history lesson for school age children.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very enjoyable place to spend an afternoon. It was well worth the $5 per person admission. Also had great beach access. The grounds were well maintained. One negative was the walking trails were not marked, no maps available. You did not know if you were on a 3.5 mile hike or a half mile loop.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The light house and beach access near it is very picturesque and a great idea for a day trip. The beach access to the left of the light house is a great spot for exploring and photography, with tons of up ended trees. The light house area is cool and educational, but alas we were unable to tour the light... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Quaint park. Wildlife noted around the area. Lighthouse photo opportunity. Park has paved walkways easy to negotiate

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A long way to get to the top but well worth it. The view is stunning and interesting to see the inside as you go up. The volunteers are very pleasant to talk to.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Climbed the lighthouse on a cloudless day and the view was spectacular.The climb is not bad at all,there are multiple platforms to stop on and there is information on each platform about the lighthouse.Its worth the $2 to climb.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We climbed to the top of this light house and it was quite a work out! It quite a trek and I was out of breath by the time we made it to the top but it was worth it. This is the first lighthouse I've seen where you can actually go inside. It had a fantastic view. There were... More 

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Northern Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Hunting Island feels a million miles from anywhere. Quiet and serene. Of course we were there off season, and since there were only a few people on the beach and poking around the lighthouse, we felt as though we had the place to ourselves. It was wonderful.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We took visiting family to Edisto Beach the day after Christmas and enjoyed the Hunting Island Lighthouse on the 27th. Not too chilly, clear visibility, not crowded. We had plenty of time to pause to read the history and look at the exhibits on the landings between levels. We got some cool photos of each other aiming from the heights... More 

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