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Hunting Island Lighthouse, Beaufort

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Climb to the top of Hunting Island Lighthouse for views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding marshes. Built in 1859 to warn ships to stay far away from nearby sandbars, wrecks, and treacherous currents, the lighthouse is the only one in the state still open to the public. The lighthouse has a height restriction, so kids might not be able to climb to the top. The climb features many steps as well as rest areas along the way. Plan a trip to Beaufort easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The lighthouse was not open to go up in due to reservations and it was rainy the day we went but there was a very friendly volunteer for the lighthouse who was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed... 
    The lighthouse was not open to go up in due to reservations and it was rainy the day we went but there was a very friendly volunteer for the lighthouse who was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed...  more »
  • I parked near the lighthouse and roamed the beach for a few hours collecting shells. Restrooms are located near the parking for the lighthouse. $5 to get into the park. 
    I parked near the lighthouse and roamed the beach for a few hours collecting shells. Restrooms are located near the parking for the lighthouse. $5 to get into the park.  more »
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  • The lighthouse is closed for remodeling, but the grounds were well kept and the volunteer guide was AMAZING! He had a wealth of knowledge about the area and history as well. Very interesting and beautiful. The beach was beautiful as well and not crowded at all. There was a fee to get inside the state park but it was very cheap and well worth it. All day ticket was access to miles of beach and not lots of people there.
  • This is a beautiful historic lighthouse. It is in a fenced area, where you will also find a small museum and you will learn a little about the way of life at that time. You cannot go up to the lighthouse, it is closed for security. But you can enjoy its beauty from the surroundings. There are picnic tables, restrooms, shade, and best of all, the sea is just a few steps away, a wonderful beach where you can cool off. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful lighthouses.

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