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Hunting Island State Park

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Really cool state park. It definitely give one visual evidence of erosion. Very cool to see the... read more

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Sandlapper4
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Memory Lane

I was born and raised in Beaufort, SC, and Hunting Island was "our beach." It has changed... read more

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Margaret P
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Tampa, Florida
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
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Reviewed today

Really cool state park. It definitely give one visual evidence of erosion. Very cool to see the maritime forest being claimed by the Atlantic Ocean. Ample camping and hiking/bicycle trails. A really cool old lighthouse.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

I was born and raised in Beaufort, SC, and Hunting Island was "our beach." It has changed dramatically in appearance since the 1950's, primarily due to erosion and hurricanes. Driving through the dense jungle to access the beach itself was not a part of my...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there without being prepared for the beach. It's a beautiful place and well worth bringing a picnic lunch, snacks, and swim suits. Beautiful pristine beaches and a cool light house...

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pmrphoto
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited here with my family in March. It was amazing. The driftwood on the beach was so interesting. This is a must do activity for anyone. Just bring the bug spray because even in early March the bugs were annoying.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank wattyates
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed at the campgrounds for spring break. It was absolutely beautiful. Nice sites, clean bathrooms, quiet, nice kids playground. And amazing beach in easy walking distance. Our campground hosts were so nice. Beware of mischievous raccoons at night. The town of Beaufort was cute. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place: we came to climb the lighthouse, which was indeed spectacular inside... but also found the blustery winter beach, the lush maritime forest and the salt marsh full of birds to be just magical.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience a natural and beautiful State Park, this is it. The beaches are great the campground is perfect.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bmbaird62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been back since hurricane Matthew. It is amazing to see what isn’t there any longer, but what is still there is raw natural beauty. Our beach walk was overseen by a beautiful bald eagle and pelicans and sea birds were actively fishing for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Psittamom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t know how anyone would give this less then 4 stars. Very clean park and beach. Had several shark teeth and millions of sea shells along the sand. The light house can be entered and walk up the 158 steps. On a clear day you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Dacw6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our granddaughter and her friend to the beach at Hunting Island State Park after a horseback trail ride. First time for us there and found the beach to be very clean as well as the changing facilities, etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank damurphy127
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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.
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DavidC1199
8 August 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are on a leash only. Cats too.
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DavidC1199
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.
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