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Hunting Island Lighthouse

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Great morning trip

We visited here while on vacation at Fripp Island. The lighthouse is an easy walk up. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
North Carolina
Climb to the top!

This is a lighthouse you can climb, tour and enjoy the view from the top! You can learn the history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here while on vacation at Fripp Island. The lighthouse is an easy walk up. There is a total of 167 steps, but there is a landing about every 20 steps if you do need to rest. My 6 and 7 year old did...More

Thank luv2travelkms
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lighthouse you can climb, tour and enjoy the view from the top! You can learn the history of the lighthouse while visiting the park.

Thank beachbumchick777
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is $5 a person to get into the grounds but it is soooooo worth it! The light house is opened to all and the beach is wonderful. There wasn't any over crowding, it was clean, and we are already planning our trip back.

Thank Mwatt784
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, it's hot work climbing those stairs but the effort is repaid with stunning views of the island from the top. There's a little shop nearby with really good cooling fans and chilled drinks, so you'll recover quickly!

Thank PTB46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the park and the Light House very much. We had a pretty easy climb- nice solid, wide steps and a landing every 20 steps or so so you could stop, look at the display they had at each one and then go up...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a little expensive to get into the park and then you have to pay $2 to climb lighthouse. If you consider the fact that your $$ is going to maintaining the park and conservation of the lighthouse, you feel better about spending $35 to...More

Thank Prattypete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few old lighthouses that you can still climb up the stairs to the top. It was quite a hike so if you are not in good shape or have knee trouble you may not be able to make it to the top....More

Thank Steve74017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an easy climb to the top of the lighthouse. Large landings in between the flights of stairs. The view from the top of lighthouse is beautiful. Admission is $2.00.

1  Thank Debhud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a day on South beach we drove to the lighthouse. It is $2 a person to climb and I did see a 44in tall height requirement for young ones. 137 steps if I remember correctly but it is a great hike to the...More

1  Thank Samantha_Boring
Reviewed July 8, 2018

It's tiring to climb to the top of this lighthouse! No elevator. However, the interior staircase is graceful. Go in cool weather.

Thank Jill B
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Dani G
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Nordicgal26 | Reviewed this property |
You must be 44 inches tall to climb. Our youngest child wasn’t tall enough, but she was allowed to go in and at least take a look up.
Kevin D
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Fred M | Reviewed this property |
Admission : $5/adult; $3.25 SC seniors; $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger Lighthouse admission: $2/person
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. .