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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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  • Close until July 2017. This is not advertised, only when we arrived there did a police office tell us.  more »
  • This is a beautiful lighthouse and in a great park setting. It's nice to see that it's actually open so you can walk to the top.  more »
  • Great hike up to the top of the lighthouse and beautiful views from the top! The park just underwent massive reconstruction after Hurricane Matthew did extensive damage, but the park has done tremendo...  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.
  • A nice time to check out the lighthouse and Huntington Beach State Park!
  • It's beautiful! Really unique light house.
  • 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