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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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Wonderful state park

Very wide beaches---especially at low tide---DUH!!---clean and tidy---park office/museum, parking lots and beaches. intriguing how the beach has eroded and built up varying areas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Appleton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very wide beaches---especially at low tide---DUH!!---clean and tidy---park office/museum, parking lots and beaches. intriguing how the beach has eroded and built up varying areas of the beach and seeing photo of lighthouse that once was on land is now an island unto itself!!

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We stayed for 3 nights and were absolutely amazed at the beautiful, remote tropical setting and endless natural beach!!! Our campsite was surrounded by Spanish Moss, pine and various Palm trees!! We saw many deer walking through the park. Just watch out for the abundant raccoons at night...put away all food/coolers in your car or trailer!! The beach was very... More 

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Brighton, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I bought a book that listed several "off-the-beaten-path" places to visit and this was one of the places listed. Since I was going to Savannah, I figured a quick detour might be worth it and boy was I right. Entering the park is like going back to prehistoric times. It felt like I was in Jurassic Park. The trails are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Beautiful jungle like terrain. Would loved to have had more time. Beach nice. Old tree runs made for good photo opps. Spend more time if you can.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was very sad to see that Mother Nature (the ocean) has swallowed up a once paradise. Very little beach left, which started with hurricane Hugo. To me this was a tropical paradise before then. Now it is just sad to see.

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New Providence, NJ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with palm and pine trees along the sand. The beach is clean and wide. My kids immediately went down by the rocks and spent hours there catching hermit crabs and even a starfish! There's a great little gift shop and a lighthouse you can climb. The only reason I am giving this only 4 stars is because the... More 

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Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse with lots of history. The beach is beautiful although a bit rocky for sunbathers. The walking trails are very nice and the entire park is gorgeous.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I did not know that such a beautiful beach exits in South Carolina! I have been to the beaches on the upper coast of SC but this beach scenery blows all of them away! My husband and I visited the light house. There is a lot of information to read about the history of the light house. There is a... More 

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Cottageville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The beach and the incredible dead trees covering it was beyond imagination! We didn't go to see the lighthouse. We wanted a more private, romantic stroll, instead. Neither of us are beachy types, but this place was more than worth the exception. The fishing was nice, too. I can't wait to go back!

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Waterloo, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went there firsts thing in the morning and it was quiet with few folks around. Took a long walk on the beach then walked around the lighthouse. Nothing was opened yet but we still got a great feel for the park. There are trails throughout. It was a great way to spent the morning !!

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