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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 vistas

This is worth the drive from Beaufort. Wonderful beach. There is a small admission fee to get into the park. Parking is adequate, and the beach is close by. Bring the camera and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is worth the drive from Beaufort. Wonderful beach. There is a small admission fee to get into the park. Parking is adequate, and the beach is close by. Bring the camera and your beach chair.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We used the lighthouse as a destination for exploring Hunting Island. The view is spectacular and it has a great history. Also enjoyed the Nature Center and a short hike to visit the Eagles. Spectacular area.

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Greenville, SC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We just walked around it, as we got there after it closed (4:30 for the last climb to the top), but learned a lot about the light house from the markers around the site.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We recently made the trip to this park & climbed to the top of the lighthouse. It is very well preserved & the climb isn't too bad. The park is nice & secluded.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife's family travels to this area every year. When I join them, seeing the lighthouse on Hunting Island is a "must do." If you're brave enough to make the trek up the stairs to the top, you'll be rewarded with a view that is like no other in the area. The ocean, the marsh, the island, and the sea... More 

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Panama City, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I climbed the lighthouse and my husband took the 2 small kids down to the beach. It was a great day trip the entire family could enjoy

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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Lighthouse was absolutely amazing. My 7 year old grandson and I went to the top. My younger grandson wanted to go so bad but they said he was too short. Not sure the reasoning behind it as long as they're with an adult. Nevertheless, it was awesome. Also made a friend whose father worked on the lighthouse back in... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The lighthouse is well worth visiting. It is located in the beautiful Hunting Island State Park. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and imagine what it must have been like to work and live there. The grounds are well preserved and taken care of. You can see where the overseers lived and read about the families that once lived... More 

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stratford upon avon
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

This lighthouse is manned by a couple of winter Texans, Dick & Lori who are volunteers and come here for 3 months during their homes winter period, you pay $2 each for the entrance fee. On each landing there is a small information notice about the lighthouse, when you get to the top which is approximately 135 steps, you can... More 

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Moorpark, California
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271 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Do yourself a favor and visit this beautiful lighthouse. It's about a 30 minute drive from Beaufort, but worth every mile. When you enter the park, you'll pay $5pp, and then the fun begins as you follow a winding road through a dense forest of palms and oaks. I've never seen anything quite like it before - beautiful! Park as... More 

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