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Address: 1775 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC SC 29920
Phone Number: 843/838-2011
Description: Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859...
Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
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Hunting Island State Park

This state park is gorgeous...driftwood beach, miles of walking beach, near historic Beaufort SC to visit. Local shrimp near by, historic lighthouse to climb and visit the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This state park is gorgeous...driftwood beach, miles of walking beach, near historic Beaufort SC to visit. Local shrimp near by, historic lighthouse to climb and visit the other historic buildings on the site. Rangers are helpful. Heavily wooded providing wonderful shaded sites.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Easy to find and a bargain to get in. A forest of pine and palm, how lovely. We walked the beach for about two hours and found lots of shells, driftwood. But the truly amazing part was the old trees that had succumbed to the sea. Unique. Best part of the trip.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely beach for a walk. In May it was a bit cold for swimming but some people were! There is also a campground. Not far from Beaufort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful trip the room was great, with great service. We spent the day at Hunting Island. And had dinner at the Dockside restaurant.

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Midwest family
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We rode our bicycles around the island and enjoyed the beautiful, calm, serene scenery. The lighthouse was amazing and should not be missed. We climbed to the top and the view was stunning. One suggestion--take bug spray because the mosquitoes love the island, too.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hunting Island is a beautiful spot on the way to Fripp Island. It cost to actually go to the beach area but there is a small area that you can park and look at some of the wetlands.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took our 3 grandchildren and was a wonderful experience. So much to see and just a beautiful beach. Love the lighthouse and just walking in the water's edge. We had been before,first time for the grandkids and they are already wanting to go back. I would give Hunting Island the highest recommendation.

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Orlando, FL, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice beach! Great lighthouse! Hiking, camping, friendly staff, free WiFi, 107 steps to catwalk on lighthouse

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St Helena Is
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The best state park in South Carolina. Great beach set in a rain forest setting. Camping available. Picnic areas on the beach and at the Lighthouse.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the nature trails. Also the exhibit about the lighthouse. A climb to the top afforded a fantastic view of the surrounding area.

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