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Hunting Island State Park

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Hunting Island State Park

We’ve been here a few times. We did everything they had to offer. The boardwalk is so great. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Always a favorite

Hunting Island Is a favorite! We went to Hunting Island State Park for the first time last February... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aiken, South Carolina
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“nature center”(127 reviews)
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Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
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1775 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena, Beaufort, SC 29920-4808
+1 843-838-2011
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here a few times. We did everything they had to offer. The boardwalk is so great. The little sand crabs sound like Rice Krispies. The lighthouse has spectacular views from the top. It doesn’t allow children under a certain age to the top...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hunting Island Is a favorite! We went to Hunting Island State Park for the first time last February 14 (2018) for our anniversary. My interest was mainly walking on the beach, but there is an old lighthouse if you feel like getting some exercise and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Trowen62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Park is so beautiful, I was falling in love directly. I saw it on 2 days. One day grey, windy, with big waves...it was impressing. You could have a presentiment of the power of 3 hurricane which cut down the palms. On the other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andrealovestheUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip to Hunting Island. There is a charge for entry $5 for adult, 3.50 for senior over 65. There were a number of trails not open due to flooding or debris that has yet to be removed from the Hurricane. I would check...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karencA6053NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So enjoyed the many vistas of Hunting Island! The lighthouse was worth the climb to the top. We biked Lagoon Trail, and walked the Nature Trail over to the new little island. Sorry to see the devastation from hurricanes on that beach. The Boardwalk to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, unique beach with a lovely view atop the trees in the lighthouse. Expect to contribute $2 for an enhanced experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to check out the beach for future visits. Beautiful windy road leading to both south and north beaches. Horse access. Different than other SC beaches as the palms and driftwood was close to beach line. Harder surface than beaches north of here. Plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shabbysign03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in the area several times and Hunting Island State Park is always on our list of places to visit. Great hiking, beautiful uncrowded beach with lots of room to walk. There is always something to do and having a lighthouse to visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BAChiles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for an afternoon with my pup, and I couldn't have been more delighted with the state park. Well, maybe if there had been more of a breeze to keep the biting gnats at bay, but once on the beach - if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julie248
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hunting island is a great place to go for the day or for a week, well worth the drive, lots to see and explore, very friendly place for family time, and the drive through the low country is awesome

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.