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Hunting Island Lighthouse

2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437
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Well worth the drive...

We drove from Savannah to Beaufort, had a nice visit there. We decided to extend our drive a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Smithfield, Virginia
via mobile
We love Hunting Island

This beach is like no other. Very rustic and the Lighthouse is a real plus. Hunting Island has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beaufort, South Carolina
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The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (34 reviews)
“hunting island” (59 reviews)
“light house” (45 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We drove from Savannah to Beaufort, had a nice visit there. We decided to extend our drive a bit and go to Hunting Island. We’re glad we did. The state park is beautiful, there’s a wonderful beach and the Lighthouse is worth the extra 2...More

Thank LSNS2652
Reviewed 6 days ago

This beach is like no other. Very rustic and the Lighthouse is a real plus. Hunting Island has taken a real beating with the storms but it keeps coming back thanks to many volunteers. The campground is right on the waterfront. Awesome!

Thank pawibby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Matthew, and now Irma did not bring her down. The view from the top will still be of a beautiful and natural undeveloped island. Watch for the park's opening in 2018.☀😎🌴🏖🏊

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse survived Hurricane Irma but the park is closed for the rest of the year. The Visitors' Center is open.

Thank moonflowerperfume
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Some of the original lighthouse keepers building are on the property for you to go into and view. The lighthouse is great and the view is even better! It's 167 steps but there is a landing every 19 steps for you to take a rest,...More

Thank RoadWriters
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A beautiful lighthouse and beach right next to it. If you are in the area, go see it. If you go later on in the evening, the sunset will make it even prettier than in regular daylight. The beach is very nice right at the...More

1  Thank 915ChrisM
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Worth the walk up 167 steps! The view of the barrier islands is amazing. Hard to believe the keeper had to carry 50lbs of oil up the stairs.

Thank 211SteveS211
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I climbed this thing with my kids ages 12, 10, 8, and 6. They had no problem climbing, other than some unease when they looked down. My six year old climbed twice in a row! She did this because children under 42" are not allowed...More

Thank Kira S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This lighthouse has been closed to the public since hurricane Matthew. It has been reopened recently and visitors can again walk to the top. It will be even better when they get the park cleaned up so visitors can enjoy the entire park.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Fun walking up all the steps and looking through the small windows as you circle to the top. The sites from the top were very fascinating and enjoyable.

Thank Michelle C
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Kevin D
1 October 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
29 December 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. .
2 August 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.