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Beautiful, Secluded Island

Absolutely beautiful. Driving through the trees is an amazing experience. Visited the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen D
Weddington, North Carolina
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Beautiful lighthouse and park

The light house is gorgeous! The park had some damage last year from hurricane Matthew but the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bea Y
Lenoir, North Carolina
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
+1 843-838-2011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Driving through the trees is an amazing experience. Visited the lighthouse and hope to return again to explore the marsh walk and driftwood beach.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The light house is gorgeous! The park had some damage last year from hurricane Matthew but the staff has been able to restore the park to its former glory. There are exhibits and some nice biking and hiking trails. The bird watching is excellent and...More

Thank Bea Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great find, nice beach, fun lighthouse, fishing pier and nature center. Also has camping and nice facilities. Great bike ride from Historic area (16.5 miles one way).

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed her about 4 years ago and loved it. The campground was nice, the beach wonderful, trails fantastic, etc. I still love the park, but since then, there have been a number of hurricanes - the worst was Matthew. There is still a lot...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hunting Island State Park is a very nice place to visit in this area. It has a $5.00 per person admission but well worth it. It has a lighthouse and a gift shop. But make sure you have a towel and swimsuit because it has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great secluded beach with beautiful views! Love the lighthouse which has been highly maintained along with the other historical buildings. Great for hiking and discovering wildlife

Thank Bk5098
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited the park before the hurricane last year and been back since. They done a great job repairing the damage that was done. Looking forward to going again when we are back over there.

1  Thank B869RNdianeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to check out the camping sites to see if our camper was going to fit easily as it is longer than average. When we pulled up to the guard shack, we were immediately met with a horrible attitude. We were...More

Thank maryR523VB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was so amazing. There were still trees left from the last hurricane but the view, the beach and the scenery were breathtaking. It will be a go to beach for our family on each visit to South Carolina!

Thank KandyHarshaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this Great state park with beach access many times just never took the time to review it. This beach is a short drive from Beaufort but definitely worth the drive. There’s also access to the only lighthouse in the state that...More

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James R
24 August 2018|
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Response from tlstanley99 | Reviewed this property |
We used a yearly pass to go into the park. I think there is a fee to enter for all cars but once in there are several areas to park with designated handicapped spots.
8 August 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are on a leash only. Cats too.
8 August 2018|
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Response from CWitt2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, yes they are always, but they must be on a leash.