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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Hunting Island State Park at Beaufort

Hunting Island State Park

Category: Activities
2555 Sea Island Pkwy Hunting Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29920 843- 838-2011
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Explore Scenic Hunting Island State Park in beaufort, sC

Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Hunting Island State Park is a short drive from Best Western Sea Island Inn. The peaceful 5,000-acre park boasts the most popular beach in South Carolina where you can enjoy everything from boating and kayaking to fishing and crabbing. There are ample nature trails for hiking and wildlife viewing, including reptiles, birds, and marine life. You can also take a tour of the onsite historic Hunting Island lighthouse.


Prices -

Adults: $5.00. Seniors: $3.25. Children 6-15: $3.00. Children 5 & under: Free. 

Hours -

 Hunting Island State Park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time).  


  • Sea Safari
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Creatures of the Night


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Lighthouse Tour
  • Photography
  • Shell Collecting


  • what does the lighthouse tour entail?

    The Hunting Island State Park lighthouse, which is South Carolina’s only lighthouse open to the public, offers a self-guided tour. For a $2.00 fee, you will be able to climb the spiral staircase that is made up of 167 steps. While it seems like a daunting task, it’s definitely worth the effort. Once you reach the coveted top platform, you’ll enjoy a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean and marshes that surround the park.
  • What type of wildlife can I expect to see?

    You’ll have a wide selection of wildlife to view when you pay a visit to Hunting Island State Park. In the bird category, opportunities for seeing everything from egrets, herons, and osprey to bald eagles and pelicans abound. Alligators represent the reptile family. And sea creatures include crabs, jelly fish, and the endangered loggerhead turtles, which have found the island to be a very popular nesting ground.

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