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Hunting Island State Park

1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
+1 843-838-2011
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Great place for everyone

The park is a must go to for nature at its best. There is something for everyone; bike trails... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cohoes, New York
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Wow! Just wow! I came, saw and fell completely in love with this place. From the beach to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birgitte O
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (101 reviews)
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
+1 843-838-2011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The park is a must go to for nature at its best. There is something for everyone; bike trails, beaches, wild life, camping, picnic, walking trails and the list is endless. Oh forgot to mention alligators too.

Thank mikechris2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! Just wow! I came, saw and fell completely in love with this place. From the beach to the lighthouse, it's absolutely amazing. A must visit in this area!

Thank Birgitte O
Reviewed 2 days ago

I never would have thought to visit Beaufort, SC but my sister-in-law suggested it for a get-away during a traditional holiday without any family to celebrate with. From the unique B&B to the outlying sites, this was a wonderful 4 days. The town is very...More

Thank CarolSheppardPhotogr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dock was closed off. You pay per person to get in. You can see the damage done by the hurricane 😞. Were from Florida so beach was just average.

Thank kellyr186
Reviewed 6 days ago

The state park suffered severe damage in October and is recovering. The roads are washed out in places, the palms severely damaged in places; but the beach is pristine and quieter than Hilton Head. One can purchase a year long pass and I could see...More

Thank QueenBee0301
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous beach, close parking and shade on the beach, store with ice cream and snacks, lighthouse. Our new go-to beach.

Thank lauren82484
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year when we went we had a really rough ride getting in because it looked like the pavement had been washed out in some places, I'm sure what happened, but it was not easy on the car. I haven't been yet this year but...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove out to Hunting Island Beach during our anniversary trip to Beaufort SC. It was remote, lovely and still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew. Lighthouse was nice but did not want to climb it. Water still standing on roads so be careful. But...More

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hunting Island is a local attraction for all ages. It's $5 to get in, or if you plan to go often, just buy a park pass that's good for a year and works for entry into any SC state park. North beach has a tourable...More

1  Thank tequilatime2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kudos to the staff of Hunting Island SP for their hard work in reopening the park. The damage to the park was severe and the oceanfront camping and south beach still closed with a new camping area opened. North beach and the lighthouse are open....More

2  Thank Howard P
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Scott B
Is it possible to kayak to the beach at Hunting Island while the park is closed for repair?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
The park as well as the beach is closed. They will not allow you to go on the beach. Besides, it would be very dangerous.
Hi, David. What would you like to know about this attraction?
3 April 2017|
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Response from callenzen | Reviewed this property |
It was mostly closed when we were there last month. They were predicting a December opening.
Are dogs allowed?
17 February 2017|
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Response from Larry13C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, while on a leash. They are also allowed at the campground, as long as they are attended to. Dogs love the park! Hope that helps.