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Beach fun

We have been to this Great state park with beach access many times just never took the time to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kenny t
via mobile

When we first arrived, we were not sure we were going to like this park. It is very rustic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
Welland, Ontario, Canada
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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 5 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived, we were not sure we were going to like this park. It is very rustic and 'broken down' looking. We realized shortly after, they were still recovery from the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew. After a day or so, we were...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit the beach. Picnic tables were available for picnicking. Go visit the lighthouse and climb to the top for a great view.

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you leave the park entrance the road is narrow with lush green plants right up to the road's edge. The road winds through the dense foliage only opening up at parking areas for the beach access and the lighthouse.

Thank sdd50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The greenery reminds me of Jurassic Park. Lush beauty and si relaxing. The water is like warm and you can go out into the water for about 20 feet and the water is still only about 5-6 feet deep. Perfect for those not yet comfortable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice park. The kids went in the lighthouse, they said it was cool but scary. We walked the beach and saw a lot of the dead trees around. Interesting to see, didn't go to the lagoon though. Would go back again to...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being raised and spending many years as a CALIFORNIA gal, I loved driving around in this point area looking at the historical old mansions dating back to early 1800s. Would be even better to have a bicycle to see it all. Huge old oaks loaded...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a picnic and ate on a table outside the nature center at the far end near the Fripp Island bridge. Watched several dolphins feeding while we ate lunch

Thank MemeH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hunting Island State Park is the most visited state park in South Carolina. The greatest attraction is its unspoiled and still wild ambience. The forest comes right down to the dunes and wildlife abounds within a few dozen meters. Although natural erosion is reshaping the...More

Thank Beardragon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the high point of our visit to the low country. This park is absolutely beautiful!! The beaches are nice and uncrowded but the water is a bit rough and a murky. Not a great place to swim but other than that a wonderful...More

Thank Tom K
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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.