Hunting Island Lighthouse, Beaufort

#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Beaufort
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. Plan a trip to Beaufort easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Beautiful climb of 168 steps. The view was to die for. A must see attraction in Beaufort. A lot of history to be learnt.  more »
  • On a day adventure, we decided to head to Huntington State Park. We noticed there was a lighthouse. We parked our vehicle, got out and walked to the lighthouse and were met by a very friendly and...  more »
  • I love the lighthouse. Had to pay to get Into the park. The drive in this park is different from most forested parks. Plenty of parking, picnic areas and the beach. Cost $2 to climb the lighthouse and there is a gift shop there also. Clean restrooms near by. Great views from the top.
  • Sign says see attendant to go up. Unfortunately they must have been closed. I would have liked to have seen the views. Wonderful little park area. Well maintained with great pavilions. Only a short walk from the parking lot and the beach.

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