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Hunting Island State Park

1775 Sea Island Pkwy., St. Helena, Beaufort, SC SC 29920
843/838-2011
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Beaufort
Type: State Parks, Beaches, Lighthouses
Description: Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Baltimore, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went for the beach, but were amazed by the park with its dense canopy of trees and giant ferns. It really looks like something out of Jurassic Park. There are plenty of parking lots, so beach-goers are spread out over a large area and you don't feel crowded at all. If you park at the north beach, you'll be... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great undeveloped island, easy to imagine how Hilton Head must of been before development took over., a step back in time.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

$5 gets you admission to the park. There is so much to do on the island. You should really check of the park's website. My wife and I did some beachcombing with the dog. The beach is really cool with all kinds of fallen trees that the ocean is reclaiming. The lighthouse is pretty cool. We didn't go up to... More

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely RV campsites along the shore. The State Park was clean, other camper were quiet and respectful. Very reasonable nightly rates. We arrived a day later than our reservation due to mechanical failure on our RV. Phoned them to let them know of our situation. The office took great notes and noted it on our reservation so as to not... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

For as big as the park is, there is not much beach. Additionally, there was some pretty significant waves, making it dangerous for young children. If you want to hike through the forested areas, there are many trails.

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New England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

From the tall palms and natural ferns, this state park was beautiful. Loved the miles of beaches and the old lighthouse.

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West Hartford, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This park is a well kept secret. It has a very old but well maintained lighthouse which is perfectly situated for photography, both of the lighthouse itself and the views from the rail at the top. It looks up and down the coast and out to sea over this uninhabited island called Hunting Island which is just two islands north... More

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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

We were staying at Hilton Head and decided to do a day trip here. As soon as you enter the park the road starts winding around in lush vegetation. You can go to the North or South Beaches. The North area has the lighthouse. We enjoyed hiking trails and walking the beaches. We even did some shelling. Parking was available... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went here to watch the sunrise and it didn't disappoint us! Wear bug spray by the lighthouse cause the mosquitoes are awful!

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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

I can't say anything bad about this Park. If you are willing to get up and get there, the sunrise is breathtaking. as well as the scenery throughout the day. This last time, we had a rain shower and we waited it out, the ocean was so warm... Beautiful and peaceful.

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