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Hunting Island State Park

1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
+1 843-838-2011
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beautiful park

Just an amazing park. We were there on a Sunday morning and a little rainy. Beach was so nice and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Walnut Cove, North Carolina
beautiful beaches

walk up the light house for great views. Covered areas and great beach walks. Some prior storm... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gretchen P
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
+1 843-838-2011
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just an amazing park. We were there on a Sunday morning and a little rainy. Beach was so nice and was amazing to see all the devastation from the hurricanes! We climbed the lighthouse and enjoyed that so much. Would love to camp here.

Thank sally8625
Reviewed 5 days ago

walk up the light house for great views. Covered areas and great beach walks. Some prior storm damage that was being cleaned up. There is a small admission charge.

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took a drive and ended-up here on a whim. They are still rebuilding from hurricane damage but it is worth a visit at any time. Unlike Myrtle-Beach and Hilton-Head and worth the visit. A great place to take the family; the...More

Thank youfollowme
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not able to visit on this vacation due to storm related damage. However have on previous trips. There is good camping, and during low tide one can walk from Harbor to Hunting.

Thank Trevor42008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beaches, friendly employees, beautiful light house. It does cost $2 a person to climb the light house, but it's worth it

Thank cb73283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing beach, especially because the storm damage makes it so really interesting. The charge to climb the lighthouse might have been built into the entry charge... since I don't like paying twice for entry. The park entryway is like a tour through Jurassic Park. Strongly...More

Thank Aughlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park has a visitor center, beach access, picnic areas and the Hunting Island Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is self-guided, friendly volunteers on hand to answer questions.

Thank shawfamilyga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a quick stop here today while in town overnight. I would definitely recommend this park to anyone in the area, it is almost otherworldly. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank clangonly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sand was pretty. The area had a nice tropical feel. Plus, we finally found shark teeth which we have been looking for for a couple years in various locations.

Thank 515cey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About a 45 minute drive from Beaufort, one goes back in time to visit this park that contains the historical lighthouse. A minimal fee to enter the park, one has the opportunity to walk the many trails and of course walk the beautiful beach. We...More

Thank David P
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Leah S
14 September 2017|
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Response from beachm0m81 | Reviewed this property |
Same as the other responder, Hunting Island will be closed until early 2018 due to Irma, not sure if sites have been washed out or reconfigured, so may want to check back next year.
11 August 2017|
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Response from Stephanie S | Reviewed this property |
Just saw on The Beaufort Gazette's Facebook today page that due to Irma the island is going to be closed for the rest of the year. It's taken a big hit the past year with storms. I suggest monitoring their website and... More
Scott B
29 April 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
The park as well as the beach is closed. They will not allow you to go on the beach. Besides, it would be very dangerous.