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Hunting Island State Park

Address: 1775 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC SC 29920
Phone Number: 843/838-2011
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Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Beaufort
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner 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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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner 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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Hue, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! This is a "Don't Miss" attraction, if you are in the area. The beaches are extraordinarily gorgeous any time of the year. The park is populated with exquisite foliage, although trails are limited. Stop at the Light House for spectacular views, and visit... More 

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I like the park. I thought admission was too expensive at $5 per person. Nice place to camp when available.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

great ocean campground. Needs some upgrading but so close to the ocean. The beach is a great place to walk. The sand is mostly hard packed so can be walked or even biked on.

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a "Don't Miss" attraction, if you are in the area. The beaches are extraordinarily gorgeous any time of the year. The park is populated with exquisite foliage, although trails are limited. Stop at the Light House for spectacular views, and visit the camp store for wonderful gifts. May you see the beautiful wildlife when you are on the... More 

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Newmarket
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice drive from Beaufort, SC and a great spot for couples or families. There are one or two restaurants a few miles from the park if you do not take you own food.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful Island,it's unlike any island I have ever been on.The beach is beautiful with dead wood on parts of the beach.Great seashell finds also.Beach erosion is an issue which is the cause for the trees laying on the beach.Just walking on the island was a quiet and peaceful experience.We will be back for sure!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you've never seen a forested beach this place is a must. As a coastal native, I am always amazed at the serene , peaceful, distant feeling I get every time we go. A great place to take the dogs in of season.

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South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I absolutely loved our visit to Hunting Island State Park. Hunting Island has everything the low country offers: a lighthouse, camping, fishing piers, beach access, salt marshes, forests, a lagoon, wonderful trails, and historical and nature exhibits. We took the Nature Center Scenic trail to the mouth of Fripp Inlet and an amazing "boneyard" of downed trees.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can see why some many films depicting Vietnam were filmed here. It's a Maritime State Park that is lush and beautiful. Well worth the $5.00/p admission!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful raw ocean views Incredible lighthouse which you can climb up Great photography opportunities

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