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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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This lighthouse is one of the few that allows you to climb to the top. There is a small fee. The result is a view that is supurb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
John A
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Marco Island, Florida

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lighthouse is one of the few that allows you to climb to the top. There is a small fee. The result is a view that is supurb.

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Thank John A
Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a pleasant late September day and the sky was blue. We made it up the 175 steps and enjoyed the panoramic view and the cool breeze. Visibility was great and the view amazing!! The lighthouse volunteer was friendly and helpful!! A beautiful lighthouse!!

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Augusta, United States
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must see when visiting Beaufort S.C. It is also great for the kids to see and experience the meaning and history of this great lighthouse/

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Lutz, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were vacationing in Beaufort, SC. One of the highlights of our trip was climbing the Hunting Island Lighthouse and the beautiful vistas from the top. We would definitely recommend this site for anyone who is able to climb the steps to the top of the lighthouse.

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Tryon, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The many displays inform of lighthouse history. Climbing to top affords great views. Very good for families as well as all tourists. Gift shope on site.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hunting Island and is South Carolinas most visited State Park. Parking is very close to the beach. The lighthouse is at the north end of the island with again, easy parking. If you are VERY healthy you can climb to the top for a great view out over the Atlantic.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there Labor Day weekend, cost to climb is$2/person+ the entrance fee to the state park, we were camping so our entry was part of the camping fee. There are 136 steps, my son says!! this is the 3rd time we have climbed, its always breath taking, to climb & then the view!! Hurricane Hermine had swept out the... More 

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Thank Carla Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While traveling in South Carolina, we asked the natives about beaches and where families are more likely to enjoy the water with less commercialized atmosphere. We were guided to Hunting island state park and Lighthouse tour. Simply marvelous, and we enjoyed the other families that were there. For a small price of admission 5.00 adults kids free we really want... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

different, the people are very nice though. lots of stairs but the view after all that really pays off. is just so lovely and wonderful

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Thank sarali20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved climbing this well maintained lighthouse. There were spacious landings with interpretive signs on each. The signs also tracked your progress for you. The view from the top was very nice. The history of this lighthouse was also very interesting, as the whole lighthouse had to be dismantled and moved to another location at some point. Definitely worth... More 

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