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Hunting Island Lighthouse

2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437
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Wonderful piece of history. Only takes 30 mins so def stop by.

We went in November so it wasnt crowded. It costs 5$ per person to get into the parking area and 2... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stacy M
Standing tall & magistic after the hurricane

The park has reopened. While you can still see the damage to the surrounding trees & fauna, the... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Zeke T
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2355 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29920
+1 843-838-7437

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 23 September 2017 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 17 September 2017 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
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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.