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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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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous tropical state park with winding roads & fabulous moss laden live oaks & palm trees. Wide expanse of beach & beautiful driftwood. We counted over 75 pelicans flying at one time & watched them dive in to fish for dinner. Perfect afternoon...Take a shrimp burger from the shrimp shack to the beach PERFECT

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McCormick, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The ride in the State Park to the beach is spectacular. Did see the gator at the visitor center. The beach was very clean and enjoyed walking it.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The beach and water temperature was wonderful. Weather was in the 90's, so the water was refreshing. A plus, the lighthouse was a surprise for my husband...his 1st trip there....

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Greenwood, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful and not crowded. water was warm and the waves were not too high. The fees were not too bad and it had plenty of facilities to clean up and keep the beach clean.

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s.ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There is a charge to get into the state park. There is a light house, camping, beach area. Very nice.

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Mauldin, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The twenty mile drive from Beaufort to Hunting Island State Park was a beautiful drive and we were able to view a part of the state we had never seen. Going up the 167 steps to the top of the lighthouse was an exciting experience. This trip was extremely enjoyable.

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Linton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The beach was so beautiful, very clean and uncrowded. The park itself was peaceful and so well maintained.

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Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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