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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437
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Fantastic views

You can't visit the hunting state park without a visit to the lighthouse. Although I am afraid of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beaufort, South Carolina
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Hunting Island Made it .

The hunting Island Lighthouse sustained very little damage from the Hurricane in Oct. The park... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Beaufort, South Carolina
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't visit the hunting state park without a visit to the lighthouse. Although I am afraid of heights I always brave it.. the views are well worth it! Lowcountry at its finest, certainly not to be overlooked.

2  Thank doraexplora97
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The hunting Island Lighthouse sustained very little damage from the Hurricane in Oct. The park however remains closed pending restorations.

Thank fkates
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Quiet beach and short drive from Beaufort. We got there early. It did get a little more crowded as the day went on but it was summer and it's a beach so... The lighthouse was nice.

1  Thank Cher G
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Due to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew access to the beach and lighthouse are now closed. If you find yourself in the area anyway there is a small nature building run by the park (keep driving by closed park entrance) that also has a pier....More

1  Thank TundraJayco
Reviewed March 16, 2017

My wife and I so enjoy the views from the Hunting Island Lighthouse, and were disappointed to hear that it will be closed down for the season due to Hurricane Mathew. As soon as it reopens we will be back, and highly recommend for families...More

Thank kristen l
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The shop and light house were a good visit last fall. A great view from the top! I hope that it will reopen soon so more can enjoy the site.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed February 25, 2017

168 steps up and down and the view is worth every step...a granny and a 5 year old did just great! The park headquarters provides alot of info on the island

Thank Diane C
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Stunning view and relatively short hike up to the top. Just beware the wind gusts - my husband offered a pair of sunglasses to the ground below!

3  Thank mikesluckywife
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Due to hurricane damage in October the park is currently closed (lighthouse, office, camping areas). Nature Centre is open, pier partially open. Beautiful area, still a nice drive if you are in area. Lots of birds in parking area and views from pier. One stop...More

3  Thank whogie
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Love the view from the top. Fabulous over the tree tops. The climb was worth the size strategy effort for the opportunity to look out on the ocean.

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Does anyone know if the lighthouse is open? No one answers when we call and it doesn't say anything on the website for the lighthouse. Anyone been recently inside the lighthouse since the hurricane came through?
December 29, 2016|
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Response from cathylackey | Reviewed this property |
As I understand the the lighthouse is fine, but the fence around it didn't survive. The island is devastated all the infastructure needs rebuilt. The only part of the island open is at the pier. .
how many stair steps to top lookout...is it over 700 steps
August 2, 2016|
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Response from EOMoby | Reviewed this property |
I've climbed several lighthouses along the Carolina coast & never climbed more than 180.
What is the history behind the island?
April 9, 2015|
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Response from 9isenough | Reviewed this property |
Built in 1870s as one of the first segmented cast iron lighthouses. Very impressive. Grounds also have other historical structures to visit. My whole family ages 42-6 enjoyed it. Beautiful place to picnic or enjoy the beach... More