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“The beach is truly beautiful - worth the trip”

Hunting Island State Park
Ranked #7 of 66 things to do in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the lighthouse which was fun and had great views but the beach really took our breath away. There is a marsh walk - very short - we did enjoy since we were out there but I would not go out of my way to do it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff at front gate are excellent. Beach is good lighthouse interesting but roads in and out could use a great deal of improvement

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to spend the day! Beach is long and gorgeous. Trails are expansive and full of nature! Lighthouse is intriguing and worth the hike up the stairs!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was extremely chilly it was worth it! The weather had been in the 80s but our visit day it was in the 40s!

Cost is $5 per person to get in the park. To climb the lighthouse is an additional $2 person.

There are several trails. Because of the weather we only went on one. We parked right at the trailhead. There is no signage on the trail but the path is obvious. This trail is a nature trail. It has pine cones and tree debris. Not for handicap or walking challenged people.

The beach was beautiful. Tons of shells.
This is a quieter beach and does have some shower facilities on both north and south beaches.

The view from the top of the light house was so amazing! They have maps so you know where you are looking.

There is a rentable cabin close to the lighthouse. There is a gift shop with touristy stuff and snacks and drinks.

You can pack a picnic, several tables all around the park.

2  Thank Kristi G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice little park with a beach access. Have been here a few times. You have to pay 5 bucks per adult to get into the park so just be aware of that.

Thank Jonathan S
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