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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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The site for the beach said it was open, we drove all the way there and they were closed due to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mansfield, Ohio
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Beautiful, natural beach.

One of our favorite beaches. Beautiful and natural. Feels like you are on a private island. Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan S
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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 2 days ago via mobile

The site for the beach said it was open, we drove all the way there and they were closed due to beach clean up. I hear it’s a great beach, but please get your site corrected.

Thank dfinley22
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite beaches. Beautiful and natural. Feels like you are on a private island. Some damage was done during Matthew, but working on repairs and has been reopened. This is a one of a kind beach experience. Driving in feels like you are...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hunting Island has been a place where you can swim, fish, camp, and take in the natural beauty of a maritime forest. Hurricanes Hugo 1990, Matthew 2016, and Irma 2017 have taken a toll on this beautiful place. Sand dunes and palmetto trees have been...More

Thank Sherri K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't believe there is another public beach on the Alantic without development. Hurricanes Matthew and Irma have changed it for sure, but the the serenity it brings will survive.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hunting Island is a beautiful quiet beach most of the time. The park has a great campground right at the beach. This beach is not commercialized and is in its natural state after many major hurricanes. The damage has been cleared but what remains is...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hunting Island opened late this year due to heavy damage from Hurricane Matthew. Now it is closed for the rest of the year due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irma.

1  Thank moonflowerperfume
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were not able to visit the entire park due to rains earlier in the week. This was our first time to the Park but we fell in love with it. Maybe not the best place for families with small children and definitely not for...More

Thank drdrum2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My son and I always look forward to our trips to Hunting Island State Park. Great Parking , Clean restrooms, Plenty of space to enjoy the beach with privacy. The Staff does a great job keeping it in tip top shape. If you ever saw...More

Thank iammorgansdad
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited Hunting Island State Park this past weekend (Labor Day weekend, 2017) and it was surreal. My sister suggested we go there (she lives in Beaufort) and I was very excited about seeing the "jungle-gym" of trees as well as the lighthouse, but we...More

Thank Trish_Reids
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We love this place...my family randomly found it on a trip to Hilton Head several years ago, and we spend at least a few hours here on our vacation each year. Lots of nature -- fish, crabs, mollusks, etc. Beautiful clear water. LIMITED SERVICES --...More

Thank superfluouschap
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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
30 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.