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Hunting Island State Park

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Address: 1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859...

Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.

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Closed Due To Hurricane Matthew

Closed due to hurricane storm damage everywhere. All entrances are blocked by the Rangers. Probably will be closed for 2 years at least to repair according to a Ranger. So not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Westchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

That's what I get for not investigating first this place is close but it's a lovely drive out there and lots of pinecones and just enjoy the view as you drive around

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If Hunting Island is closed what are some other beaches close to Beaufort that we can visit - any others open to the public??

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to checking out the sights here, but because of recent weather related damage, the State Park was closed and not available to access when we visited mid April. Just wanted to alert anyone else to check ahead before heading over. We were staying in Beaufort and it was about 17 miles one way to get... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw as much as we could. Drove to the Nature Center...could walk out a small bit on dock. Pier had alot of damage too. Talked to SC Natural Resources officer...she was very helpful about the park and the area. We would love to see this park when it back up and running. We will return.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1,033 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closed due to hurricane storm damage everywhere. All entrances are blocked by the Rangers. Probably will be closed for 2 years at least to repair according to a Ranger. So not bother wasting time to drive there. The only thing open is the Nature Center and 1/2 of the pier out to the water.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hunting Island State Park has a something to offer everyone. There is a long fishing pier, a Nature park, trails, campgrounds and a beach!! All in one spot! It has been closed since Hurricane Matthew because of all the damage and I have really missed going out there for walks on the beach and taking our dogs for walks. I... More 

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Sayulita
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited dozens of times and never disappointed. Sand dunes where they are supposed to be. Take a chair and sit in the water....very relaxing.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, unspoiled beach. Go at low tide for more room to play...not much beach at high tide. Great place for family pictures or a picnic. Bathrooms are smelly and not very clean...that's my reason for taking away a star.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hunting was damaged during Hurricane Matthew. It is being re-done but will take some months to open. It will once again be a major destination and be more of the popular spots in SC.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove 1.5 hrs to get there from HHI and was very sad to see that the island was very much closed. Can't figure out why it would still be closed...six of my friends with chain saws and a skid steer would probably have this cleaned up in a month.....tops....probably more like a few weeks. Just a real bummer because we... More 

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