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Hunting Island Lighthouse

2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437
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History easy to understand

Great presentation of an historic landmark. A small poster presentation describes the life of a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Donald J
Bellingham, Washington
via mobile
Stummimg Lighthouse

Beautiful drive and well worth it to see this very stunning lighthouse. The area was well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane M
Saint Cloud, Florida
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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” (61 reviews)
“light house” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:45
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

Great presentation of an historic landmark. A small poster presentation describes the life of a keeper and what it took to construct the lighthouse. Small charge to go to the top and get a birds eye view of the surroundings.

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive and well worth it to see this very stunning lighthouse. The area was well maintained and very clean.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out to this lighthouse from downtown Beaufort - it took about 30 minutes. It cost $14 for 4 of us to get in the park (1 adult, 3 kids), and then $8 more for all 4 of us to walk to the top...More

Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth the trip to the state park. It's a few hours worth of entertainment to also visit the undisturbed beach and the nature center and pier which is at the second entrance just past the entrance to the state park and lighthouse. Be...More

Thank Goodtimesrus105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My nieces and sons went up the lighthouse and us adults watched them from below. We all walked together in the historic area. It was neat. Afterwards, we went to the beach and collected shark teeth. Fun few hours of history.

Thank MaryAnnBG86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If near Beaufort or visiting Hunting Island State Park, a trip to the lighthouse is worthwhile. Informational plaques are located at each landing so you can climb the 167 steps as fast or slow as you wish. Children must be 44 inches tall to climb...More

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We went in November so it wasnt crowded. It costs 5$ per person to get into the parking area and 2$ pp to climb the steps of the lighthouse.

1  Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The park has reopened. While you can still see the damage to the surrounding trees & fauna, the lighthouse still stands. Clean & bright, standing where you can get fantastic views. The beach areas, ocean & surrounding areas are recovering. The lighthouse grounds are in...More

1  Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The View is worth the $2 and all the stairs. Take your time going up and read the plaques! Friendly staff.. Very educational

Thank Pennie Z
Reviewed 14 October 2017 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
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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.