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Hunting Island Lighthouse, Beaufort

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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. Make Hunting Island Lighthouse part of your personalized Beaufort itinerary using our Beaufort travel itinerary planner.
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  • This lighthouse has been closed to the public since hurricane Matthew. It has been reopened recently and visitors can again walk to the top. It will be even better when they get the park cleaned up so...  more »
  • Fun walking up all the steps and looking through the small windows as you circle to the top. The sites from the top were very fascinating and enjoyable.  more »
  • Beautiful state park and beach - lots of flooding on the roads but rangers were out in force. Easy parking and showers upon beach exit.  more »
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  • Hunting Island had been a part of my life since 1968. It is beautiful & relaxing. The volunteer workers have done a splendid job in helping with the restoration after Hurricane Matthew & I was very happy to see the Lighthouse & her out buildings still looking good. Never miss an opportunity to go there - & I'm a permanent resident.
  • It's beautiful! Really unique light house.
  • A nice time to check out the lighthouse and Huntington Beach State Park!
  • This place was so much fun!!! I can't wait to go back!!
  • Neat place. Little confused on exploring the lighthouse. Paid $5 to get into the area. Beautiful place. Then had to pay an extra $2 to get into the lighthouse. Didn't mind paying but would have been nice to know ahead of time. Also the dude taking money had his own way of giving good customer service. Planning on spending more time here and on the beach next trip

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