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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  • This was one of the most enjoyable stops we've made. The Lighthouse lies within Hunting Island State Park but $5 per person Park Entry Fee was well worth it! Be sure to stop at the Visitor's Center af...  more »
  • Great presentation of an historic landmark. A small poster presentation describes the life of a keeper and what it took to construct the lighthouse. Small charge to go to the top and get a birds eye v...  more »
  • Beautiful drive and well worth it to see this very stunning lighthouse. The area was well maintained and very clean.  more »
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  • Jan and Mac were awesome hosts!!! They were very knowledgeable and gave great customer service!
  • Hurricane Matthew kept us from going to this lighthouse last year on our southern road trip because of extensive damage to the property, not necessarily the Light it self. This year we called ahead and were assured it was open and since this is a bit off our beaten path. One could still see the downed trees from the storm but everything else seemed ship shape. In 1993, most of the Vietnam scenes in Forrest Gump were filmed on Hunting Island and neighboring Fripp, Island
  • I loved this place. The trees in the beach were gorgeous and the gift shop had a good variety. It is only $2/person to climb. Another lighthouse stamp on my passport!
  • Yes, the guy at the lighthouse door took good care of us and took great selfies for us.
  • The lighthouse is right on the beach. Kids will enjoy the beach and then they can climb to the top of the lighthouse.
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