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“The beach is truly beautiful - worth the trip”

Hunting Island State Park
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My children had never seen the ocean before and this was a great spot to bring them. We spent hours playing in the water, climbing the trees, and searching for seashells. I wish we had more time to go again.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Kristi G
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