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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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Berkley, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Like others, I really enjoyed the coastline and pretty lighthouse. It wasn't busy at all when I went in April. Don't miss the marsh walk that is on the island - you go out quite far, farther than you can see from shore. Plus, I heard crunching and looked down to see about 8 Billion tiny crabs - it was... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a nice state park. We kayaked in the lagoon. There were osprey, herons, egrets and ducks. Check the trail to the boneyard beach where the fallen trees and eroded beach are. Part on one beach house remains. There is camping here and it does book up so make a reservation.

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Oneonta, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We have been to many beaches on the east coast, but Hunting Island is truly one-of-a-kind! The tragedy of decades of beach erosion has created such an unusual coastline - with downed and uprooted trees right on the beach, the walk along the coast is like a continual quest to find special treasures! Bike riding along the coast at low... More

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I love Hunting Island State Park and I am a repeat visitor here. My family and I love going camping here, going to the beaches, going to the pier, watching biathalons! It is the most beautiful place and offers tons of grounds for adventures, explorations, and also plenty of opportunites for kodak moments!!

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped by the park on our way home from hilton head island. I wish that we had planned to spend more time there. The park is full of history and amazing views. We went for two main reasons- the lighthouse and to have family pictures made on the beach with the driftwood. I was disappointed that you have to... More

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Crozet, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One of the best beaches in the low country. Great for all ages and families....a must see...you will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I think I moved here to Beaufort just because of this beach / park. Like nothing I'd ever expect , if feels like a remote getaway right in my back yard.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A REALLY NICE ocean front state park. One of the gems in the South Carolina state park system. If you can get a campsite or RV site you will be one of the lucky ones. It is also worth seeing as a day trip. Has a visitor center, nature center and the not to be missed lighthouse. View from the... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's like going to Jurrasic Park.....all the foliage to drive and walk thru. Beach wonderful to walk and swim...lagoon to kayak or fish. Camping and lighthouse to wonder around.

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Saint Helena Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's a wonderful place to spend the day. It offers interesting programs for people of all ages. The scenery is fabulous. Try it, you'll love it!

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