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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  • September 23, 2017
    Matthew, and now Irma did not bring her down. The view from the top will still be of a beautiful and natural undeveloped island. Watch for the park's opening in 2018.☀  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    The lighthouse survived Hurricane Irma but the park is closed for the rest of the year. The Visitors' Center is open.  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    Some of the original lighthouse keepers building are on the property for you to go into and view. The lighthouse is great and the view is even better! It's 167 steps but there is a landing every 19 st...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    It's beautiful! Really unique light house.
  • June 10, 2017
    A nice time to check out the lighthouse and Huntington Beach State Park!
  • May 28, 2017
    This place was so much fun!!! I can't wait to go back!!
  • July 21, 2016
    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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