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“Great visit and educational for all”

Hunting Island Lighthouse
Ranked #5 of 70 things to do in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our family visited the lighthouse during Spring Break week and it was not overly crowded. Likely because you can complete the lighthouse climb and grounds within one hour of arrival if you're worried about time. It is about 167 steps to the top level where you can go out and view the incredible scenic visuals. You can also access and walk the beach just steps away from the lighthouse. There is a small gift shop and restrooms on premise.

Thank Jay P
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"afraid of heights"
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"spiral staircase"
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"beautiful view from the top"
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"catch your breath"
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"south carolina"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is our second trip to Lighthouse, and we loved it. The view is wonderful! We love the educational pieces that are posted along each floor.

Thank caroline t
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place holds such memories for me as a child, and it’s still just as fascinating and lovely. It costs $2 to climb to the top, but it’s well worth it. The park attendants are such nice people who offered to take photos for me and told us all about the history of the lighthouse and island. This is a must-do if you can! Be sure to walk out on the beach and visit the tree graveyard as well...it’s eerily beautiful.

Thank Pinkie13
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A delightful lighthouse, enjoyable setting with many picnic table for families. The top of the light house is accessible for a $2 fee. The view from the top is spectacular. Wonderful historic location. Stop and see it.

Thank RobOlson
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a stroll along the beach looking for sharks teeth then spent an hour touring the lighthouse and its grounds. We climbed to the top and were rewarded with a beautiful view.

Thank Alice Ann B
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