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Hunting Island State Park

Address: 1775 Sea Island Pkwy., St. Helena, Beaufort, SC SC 29920
Phone Number: 843/838-2011
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Ranked #2 of 31 Activities in Beaufort
Type: Lighthouses, Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Type: Lighthouses, Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
71 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is a long drive to Hunting Island but very picturesque and worth the effort. The park is beautiful - you drive or walk through tall pines and palms, like a rainforest and very scenic. The lighthouse is beautiful and you can climb to the top which must give amazing views (I couldn't do it due to problems walking while... More 

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Topeka KS
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how nice the beach was here -- big, clean, and obviously a great spot for families and their favorite canines. I enjoyed strolling the sand on a beautiful January day, followed by a climb up the lighthouse steps.

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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed at this park for three days in January and found it to be one of the best parks we have stayed in our 35 years of camping. The park has something for everyone. The lighthouse and its outbuildings are a must see, the nature centre is small but good and the trails are great for hiking or for... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great place to get in touch with yourself, family and nature. And not far from Beaufort. Great staff and great trails and history.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place is wonderful for the family, couples, or individuals. It is off the beaten path. Much like Botany Bay over in Edisto, Hunting Island is a preserve of ocean beauty. Shells, sand, and the lighthouse are all worth viewing. It makes a great day trip if you are in South Carolina or Southern Georgia, but also a great weekend... More 

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georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a very primitive park. As in Unspoiled! If a tree falls, they leave it right where it fell and there are some interesting tree and palmetto shrub debris that give you the feeling that you are in Jurassic Park. The beach is beautiful too. A Lovely place to spend the day.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A public beach for all ages, with a scenic drive through a sea island forest. Modest entrance fees to the park and lighthouse (see website for details, http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/introduction.aspx). Ideal for summer fun or a solitary walk along the beach in winter.

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LI
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261 reviews 261 reviews
78 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting friends who live in Beaufort and were taken here on a cool.overcast day It didn't matter. The park is wonderful anytime. The beach was fun to walk and it was wonderful seeing all the families enjoying it

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24 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This state park is absolutely stunning and spectacular. There is an entrance fee but one can walk around and along the coast.. There is a lighthouse one can climb for an additional small fee. Well worth the trip for an active "hike" on an island. Beautiful nature!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Conveniently, just a few miles from Sea Island, is the gorgeous Hunting Island State Park, which faces the ocean and has a gorgeous beach, gorgeous foliage, a remarkable lighthouse, a very long fishing pier with an excellent view, and a salt marsh (with long walkway across it) which is well worth exploring.

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