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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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Beach & Lighthouse

Spent a lovely November Day here. Parts of the park were closed due to recent hurricane damage but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mary H
Greenville, South Carolina
Beautiful place!

Our family had a great time exploring the state park and playing in the Atlantic. The lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scottsboro, Alabama
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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 yesterday

Spent a lovely November Day here. Parts of the park were closed due to recent hurricane damage but that did not deter us. We walked the beach, waded in the water and collected sea shells. The view from the lighthouse are breathtaking. Worth the climb,...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family had a great time exploring the state park and playing in the Atlantic. The lighthouse was closed when we were there due to weather. The beaches were clean and not as crowded as I thought they would be.

Thank alatham2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent beach for children. Mystical walks thru jungle for older children and adults. This is good price.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beach!! Can’t wait for the complete beach to be redone after the damage from the hurricanes.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in the low country just a short drive to HI. Visited to check out the conditions since HI second reopening. South Beach was closed, Pier is still closed as is the trail to the lagoon,nature center is open. Lighthouse area is open and the...More

Thank tombrady127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent many mornings and afternoons at Hunting Island State Park. It is a great place to stretch your legs, take pets for a walk and of course, swim and play in the spring and summer. What makes this beach so unique is the...More

Thank TheLillsdotcom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hunting Island is a beautiful area that is unspoiled. it took an awful hit from two hurricanes and has a lot of erosion. However, you can still enjoy the beach and climb the light house. The camp ground is closed at the time being.

Thank nkormendi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the area, especially the lighthouse and the beach. Highly suggest it. Partially closed due to the hurricane.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The hurricane damage is still evident but the park is open & people are once again on the beach & visiting the lighthouse. You can see the damaged trees that remain in their natural state as the regrowth begins. A great example of how the...More

Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I checked the website the night before to make sure they were open before we made the 1 1/2 hour drive. I was so excited about seeing the lighthouse, shelling, the beach. I packed a picnic lunch. We got there and it was a $5...More

Thank funtimefamily12
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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.