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Hunting Island Lighthouse

Address: Beaufort, SC
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
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Nunez
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The view was great from the top of the lighthouse! The climb was not so hard and didn't take too long. The was history to read on each level as we climbed and the cost was only $2.

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Roatan Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Two friends of mine shared this Lighthouse information as the place not to be missed while being in Beaufort. We really wished it was a clearer day but once we reached the top----the view is just amazing and spectacular!!! It was windy and a bit on the chilly side so we couldn't stay longer also because we arrived at the... More

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Omaha, NE
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Located in a beautiful state park this lighthouse was one of the few where you can climb to the top. A very impressive view of the islands and ocean.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The lighthouse itself seemed to be well kept but the surrounding grounds were a mess, it had rained early morning and maybe that was one reason for the mess. Some of the debris on the grounds was obviously in the process of being cleaned up but the parking areas had more than one layer of debris. I know it is... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Hunting Island Lighthouse is the only lighthouse in South Carolina open to the public. There is an additional $2 per person fee to go inside the lighthouse and the climb up isn't easy for someone of my advanced age, but the view from the top is magnificent :-) The area in and around the lighthouse has good signage to educate... More

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Lake City, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had a blast touring the lighthouse and grounds! It was breathtakingly beautiful and well worth the admission fee. The grounds are very clean.

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Savannah, GA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You can climb to the top of this lighthouse for great views, and it's in a beautiful state park. Read separate reviews of the park. Lots to see and do here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nothing different or spectacular about this lighthouse. I took a picture and that was about it. There was a lighthouse gift shop and I stopped there and bought a cold drink.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I didn't get to go up - as I stayed on the ground with my VERY disappointed 3 year old. She was too short to go up, and this height restriction is not on their website. Would have been better not to get her excited and then have the let down. We hung around the ground while the big kids... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed climbing to the top of the lighthouse during our day at Hunting Park. My children were also amazed with the other buildings on the site. A very nice site worker offered to take our family picture in front of the lighthouse.

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