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Hunting Island State Park

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Address: 1775 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC SC 29920
Phone Number: 843/838-2011
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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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Pristene location on the coast

This is a fabulous place to walk or just sit. Amazing environment. Provides insight to what coastal erosion really means.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fabulous place to walk or just sit. Amazing environment. Provides insight to what coastal erosion really means.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most scenic parks we have visited. The lighthouse is also a wonderful observation deck... 2 dollars to climb to the top. The beach is wide pet friendly and the amenities like shower kiosks and cabins are charming. If you are considering a visit, it is well worth the stop - IMHO.

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Getaway from the strip malls, concrete, and chain restaurants. Go out, spend the day, and enjoy nature and what South Carolina has to offer. Great walking trails and the nature center has information on local wildlife.

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Thank theWinterMe
Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable, lots to do, very nice helpful staff. It was great that you could drive to each part of the island and do so many things at each stop. There was a great variety of beautiful vistas, from beaches to lush tropical vegetation and swamps.

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Thank Ann S
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A magical entrance into Hunting Island State Park leads you to a pristine beach that was so peaceful. A wonderful place to leave all your worries behind

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I try to go there every January or October when I am at the beach because I enjoy the solitude there. The beach is so beautiful and non-commercial, yet close to the Grand Strand. Enjoy the nature walks, you never know what you'll see. Take a camera, you won't want to miss anything. If you have time, tour Atalaya, too.... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you go to the beach in the Beaufort, SC, area, and it is a very good one. About 14 miles of easy driving from downtown, it has a broad expanse of sand ringed by jungle growth. There is a nature center, a lovely lighthouse and public restrooms. Part. Of the beach has been left in a natural... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view from the top of this historical lighthouse! Camping. Horse trails. Nature Center. Hiking. Beach combing.

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Thank Brian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience was excellent from the greeting at the front gate to the assistants at the light house. Friendly and even took our picture at the bottom of the lighthouse. The area is incredible. The beach was beautiful. We will absolutely be going back in the spring.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This was a great place to visit. We enjoyed climbing the lighthouse, visiting the nature center, but it was really exploring the beaches that I loved best. On one portion of the beach there are uprooted trees along the shore line. It's an awesome sight to take in. Bring your camera!

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