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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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Address: 2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
Phone Number: 843-838-7437
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.

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Only lighthouse in SC you can climb

Staff were really friendly. It is definitely worth a stop, especially for lighthouse enthusiasts. Great view from the top!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kristin S
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff were really friendly. It is definitely worth a stop, especially for lighthouse enthusiasts. Great view from the top!

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice little lighthouse. Just under 300 stair climb with a stiff breeze and good view on top. Wide landings between floors to catch your breath while reading up on the lighthouse history. If you have already paid the $5 admission to get into the park, you'll want to at least tour the grounds for free. And if you don't mind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The view at the top was beautiful. I have climbed quite a few lighthouses and this one was a pretty easy climb probably because of the many landings. The price was right - $2 after a $5 entry fee to the state park. There is a small gift shop where I had to buy a lighthouse magnet. It was a... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you've read the book ""The Light Between Oceans," you have to climb to the top of this lighthouse. Or even if you haven't read the book, it's a view you should experience. The climb is not real strenuous; there are landings every so often if you need a rest. Just do it!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is definitely a must see place when you visit. Climb to the top if possible, the view is amazing!

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a very warm 21st of August 2016 day me and my wife who is two months pregnant visited this light house and the historic architecture in the lighthouse grounds. My wife managed to climb all 167 steps whilst pregnant and take panaromic pictures and video around the top of the light house and then walk down the 167 steps... More 

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though my wife only made it up 3 flights and then had vertigo, I was still able to survey the romantic vistas with my father-in-law. Beautiful.

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Thank IanandRandi M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was very reluctant climbing up 172 steps and thought they could talked me out of it because it was raining absolutely not. The view was amazingly breath taking. I would definitely recommend anyone to take the climb its worth it.

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New Windsor, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was reluctant to walk up the 172 steps with me but they did (after laying on some guilt) and they were glad they did. You could see for miles. Amazing views.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views from 132 foot lighthouse that requires 167 steps to reach the landing. See ocean, marsh, coastline, bridge, roads, birds, beach, people watch. Only lighthouse in South Carolina open to the public. $2 fee per person. Original build in 1859, destroyed in civil war, rebuilt in 1879, moved 1 1/4 mile inland due to erosion, active until 1933. Several... More 

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