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“The view is worth more than the $2 donation”

Hunting Island Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 65 things to do in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The architecture is amazing and the view from up top is worth more than the $2 donation. Watch the trees dance in the wind, the birds glide with the breeze, and the waves crash and recede back into the ocean, and that is just a part of what you will see when you step out of the door.

Dan

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

great tour of the lighthouse, very informative, gave a great perspective on life as a lighthouse engineer.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

After reading all the history about what the job required to run the lighthouse, I was exhausted and impressed.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Finally, a SC Lighthouse that can be entered. What a beautiful view from the top!! the information provided on each level as well as in the out houses was wonderful. This is just a lovely place to visit.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

On a recent visit to Hunting Island State Park, we visited the Hinting Island Lighthouse. There is a $2.00 per person admission to climb to the top of the lighthouse but it was worth it. I can't remember how many steps to the top, but there are 7 or 8 landings where you can take a break between flights of stairs. There are also some things to read on each landing which tells of some of the history of the lighthouse. The views from the top are great and you can almost see forever. The only thing I would caution you on is that there is a height requirement to climb to the top of the lighthouse. Our 2 year old (one month shy of 3) was too small to enter. Just keep that in mind if you have little ones. Other then that, it was a great visit.

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