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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are huge supporters of the State Parks and enjoyed the beach area at this one. My only negative is when you pay a fee to get in they should at least empty trashcans and police the bathrooms for supplies and stopped up ones. It is one thing when it is free but that is what part of the fee... More

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Miami
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful road to beach, nice beach, sand is really wet so don't plan to sit on a towel as it will get soaked. Take chairs!

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Athens, Ga.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The marsh boardwalk, a little distance from the state park proper, is very much worth a stop, not only for the marvelous quiet, but also for the marsh's haunting beauty. It is very secluded with only a few visitors, so it feels like you have the whole marsh to yourself. I highly recommend visiting. We also visited the beach, which... More

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Greencastle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The drive in is breath taking. Beautiful! The beach is different than anything we had ever seen before!

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Boiling Springs, SC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We spent Saturday at the park. As you drive in, it is as if you were in a tropical jungle. Palm trees, narrow roads with quick turns take you to the wide yet private beach area. Plan to spend some time at this park. The trip is worth it even if you never get out of your car. Note: The... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The park is magical. The oaks and spanish moss make you feel as is you are in an enchanted place. If you go to the beach you will find the cleanest sand I've seen on the east coast. Take the time to visit the lighthouse as well.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Delightful trip experiencing the way nature must have been years ago. Visit the lighthouse and understand how impossibly difficult it must have been. Beautiful beaches and very kid friendly.

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Toccoa, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is by far the best place to visit. It is a natural beach at its best. Look forward to visiting with grandson each year.

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Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very private, huge beach area. Five dollars each to enter, so I would plan to spend the day. Sand is very hard. I'm used to Gulf beaches that are much softer! Definitely need beach chairs. The first time we got in the water we were visited by a dolphin! Coolest thing ever!

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avl, nc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is lots of parking and walking, bking trails. You can go out on beach with your pets. It has never been crowded in all the times we went.

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