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Hunting Island Lighthouse

Beaufort, SC
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
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New England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lover of Lighthouses; my first visit in our new home state of SC. Beautifully restored and kept Light. Nice little gift shop too.

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Myersville, MD
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The lighthouse is located in the North Beach area and is in very good shape. You can tell it has been well taken care of. There is a small store on the grounds that sells snacks and souvenirs. It is very close to the beach and can be accessed by road or directly from the beach. For a small fee... More

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Kodak, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

this is an absolute must see if you go to Hunting Island. The view from the top is worth all the steps it takes to get there! This lighthouse is a great photo opportunity from both land and the waves.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The lighthouse of very well preserved and the grounds are very nice. The climb to the top is not bad and the view is well worth the climb. The caretakers were very friendly and offered advice on other lighthouses to tour as well. This is a very nice park with a very well kept lighthouse. Really enjoyed the visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Hunting Island Lighthouse was built in 1875 and moved in 1889. It's a good climb at 132 feet / 167 steps, but there is a sign with interesting notes about the place on each of the 9 landings (take time to read the signs so you can catch your breath). The view of the beach and the forest from... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very well taken care of and a pleasure to climb to the exterior platform with a wonderful view from the top. Very affordable to climb at $4 each but that is on top of the $10 each to get into the park.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First of all, CLIMB THE LIGHTHOUSE! It has several break points, thank god for me because I had a 5 year old on my shoulders. Once you get to the top it is totally worth the view and the pictures! I recommend everyone I know to Hunting Island, it is definitely a must see for Beaufort!

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Venice, Ca
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129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We spent a few hours on the south side of the beach so only had a little daylight left. We drove past the lighthouse but decided on quick glance that it wasn't worth exploring. Highly recommend getting back on the main road and heading towards the nature center (towards the direction if the boat landing /Fripps island). You can walk... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful scenery, warm waters. A tropical feeling. Not crowded, just a very relaxing experience. A visit to the lighthouse for a small fee is well worth it.

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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Its fun for the kids. They make you pay 3$ per person to climb it. The older I get the more I dislike heights and enclosed spaces. The bit of history they shared on the plaques was quite interesting. Overall ... I could have stayed on the ground and let the kids just go.

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