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Hunting Island State Park

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First time visiting Hunting Island and it want be my last. A little crowded on Saturday but worth... read more

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Greenville, United States

The beach at Huntjng Island is the most beautiful beach in the east coast. 4 miles of sand and... read more

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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
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First time visiting Hunting Island and it want be my last. A little crowded on Saturday but worth the drive. Beaches were beautiful and plenty of room on a falling tide.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank billyc973
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach at Huntjng Island is the most beautiful beach in the east coast. 4 miles of sand and never too many people. The camp ground is still under renovation after Mathew. The camp sites have water and electric but no sewer. It is about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Harrymeacham38
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unspoiled authentic park on the ocean. Beautiful beaches, hiking, biking, knowledgeable docents. Oceanfront camping. Shell collecting. Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wmous
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy drive from downtown Beaufort. Got lucky with an annual pass from our innkeeper. This beach was soft and uncrowded on a Friday morning. Had a pleasant walk. Mature pine and palmetto forest close to the shore which I'd never seen. Didn't even consider the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CWnut
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited rather late in the day and the lighthouse and facilities were closed. We walked the beach, saw the turtle nesting sites and enjoyed the quiet beauty of the lighthouse. It was perfect actually. We had it almost to ourselves, and though we didn’t...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 474joyces
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several parking lots, each one giving a different area of the beach. We went further along and parked near the lighthouse. Pretty beach, also a 'tree graveyard'. Lots of trees washed up on a section of the beach, seemingly for years, with barnacles and giving...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 662kathrynm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hunting Island State Park offers much more than just the beach. I used the beach for a run early before folks started arriving. It was incredible. It was almost deserted and with a cool breeze to counter July heat. I parked at the light house...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RegularTraveler_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the park because of its proximity to Beaufort, and conveniences to grocery stores, and plenty of great restaurants. No disappoint! Wide variety of seafood available Friendly and courteous park staff, well maintained sites, and plenty of room to walk dogs.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank davidr217_73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park has a huge beach, allows dogs, and is very unspoiled. The lack of crowds was a real surprise. The lighthouse is definitely worth the $ and the walk up the stairs.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Larry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at the beach on Hunting Island. There were people there but no big crowds. The Staff at the nature center were knowledgeable as well

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Merry251 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both! Umbrellas and canopies were everywhere, and we collected many shells ourselves.
May 26, 2019|
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Response from Trowen62 | Reviewed this property |
Beaufort probably has the most selection, but most of the little towns within a few miles' radius will have what you need. I even saw someone carrying a couple of pizzas to the beach, so there are options. Just not in the... More