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Hunting Island State Park

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This place is simply wonderful. $5 a person to enter and worth much more. The forest looks like... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Preston, United Kingdom
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Avoiding the masses, amidst nature in the raw.

This is a State Park. It was ferociously lambasted by Mathew, and has not fully recovered, but very... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Hilton Head Island, SC
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“nature center”(123 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 12 August 2018 via mobile

This place is simply wonderful. $5 a person to enter and worth much more. The forest looks like something out of Jurassic Park and the beach is stunning.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a State Park. It was ferociously lambasted by Mathew, and has not fully recovered, but very good work has been done to open up roads, detours, etc. It has always been my place to enjoy the ocean to it's fullest. Beaufort has no...More

1  Thank Lorrainey12
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We are members of the SC Ultimate Outsiders, and have seen ALL 47 SC state parks, and the 9 National Parks in SC. We have seen many of SC's state parks several times, and keep going back to Hunting Island. The Lighthouse and surrounding buildings...More

Thank gator142
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Very wide beaches with soft and hard sand. Easy walking. Very beautiful greenery on the drive in. We had a free pass from our Inn but even if you pay, it's worth the trip.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Located in Hunting Island State Park, this lighthouse is well worth a visit, It has been well maintained in recent year and the $2 fee to enter and climb to the top of the structure is worth the cost. Beautiful views from the top of...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is a awesome park! A lot to do and beautiful beach! Nice trails and a lot of information! The pier is nice! I highly going here if you are in this area.

Thank Juanita R
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

There are not many stretches of undeveloped beach left in the lowcountry, but this one is a treasure. Long views of white sand, uncrowded by hotels, parking lots, or man made structures. During the pre-noon hours I had that beach nearly yo myself. Eager to...More

Thank Devadasi1
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Went to the beach via a pass but you can pay to enter and it is worth it. Visitors center had an alligator in the pond to start the day and that was cool. Wooded area so lots of mosquitoes so bring spray. Driving thru...More

1  Thank tlstanley99
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This young kid at the gate whenever he is there is very rude and always seems to have a stick up his a** whenever I go. Everyone else who I encounter at the gate is wonderful. Idk what his problem is but I wish to...More

5  Thank Mr C
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is an undeveloped island-no boardwalk. no concession stands. no life guards. Just water. sand, and Mother Nature. And Port-o-potties. Spend some time here letting the ocean entertain you.Camping site reservations go fast so plan ahead. Way ahead.

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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.