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Hunting Island Lighthouse

Beaufort, SC
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you like to photograph historic buildings this is a fun one! And you get exercised by climbing all the stairs to the top and get more photos of the area and the ocean.

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Brevard, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely lighthouse on beautiful Hunting Island. We did not climb to the top but our friends did and said the view was spectacular

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Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Hunting Island is a great place to visit-you can definitely make a whole day of it. The view from the lighthouse is beautiful and although it is 160 stairs, there is a landing every 19 steps or so, and it is really not tiring. It only costs $2.00 and there are a few historical buildings to look at as well.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The lighthouse is situated on a nice picket fence enclosed area. Not too difficult a walk to the top and the view from there on a clear day, which most are here, is great. Volunteers help keep the information center operating and provide information to visitors. If you are visiting Beaufort and/or its barrier islands and like lighthouses this one... More

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Atlanta
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

For $2, you can walk up 167 spiraling steps to the top of the lighthouse and stand outside. Be sure to stretch!!! At the base of the lighthouse is a lot of history about the lighthouse and how it was cared for. It was a great experience for me and my children. You do have to pay a Park Entrance... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

$2 charge to walk up..must be about 42 inches or so. Lots of history around the lighthouse, and knowledgeable volunteers who offer even more information.

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Marietta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Visited the park and lighthouse on our recent visit to Beaufort. Very small admission fee to climb the lighthouse. A long way up, but regular landings along the way make it easier. Excellent views from the top - somewhat windy on the day we were there, but still very enjoyable. Highly recommend this for adults and children willing to make... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great historic lighthouse on Hunting Island. It costs $2 to go up but well worth it. There are 175 steps to make it to the top. Good view once your at the top.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Lots of stairs to climb but worth the view from the top. The park area is really pretty and lots of beautiful trees.

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We got there just before opening time with 1 other visitor. Very windy at the top, with excellent views. Nice volunteers, friendly and informative.

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