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“Litter Everywhere. A True Disappointment!”

Hunting Island State Park
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Park that is a large secluded barrier island with a historic 1859 lighthouse as its centerpiece.
Reviewed 17 July 2009

I too was at the state park over the long 4th of July weekend and from the looks of the grounds near the lighthouse area come sundown, it was evident many of the visitors simply have no respect for the grounds.

I say this because there was picnic garbage littered everywhere. I understand it was a holiday and it was late in the day but the visitors and park personnel need to better care for this treasure regardless of the circumstance.

I was thoroughly disappointed but would recommend the park for first time visitors and if you’re doing sunrise photography.

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 6 July 2009

This was a popular place on Saturday July 4th, so there was about a 30 minute wait to get into the park in the morning and when we left around 2:00 the wait looked like it would be 4 hours - I am positive it was just the Holiday. The picnic area was overly crowded but suprisingly the beach was not. The beach on this island is so long that everyone had plenty of space. The beach was very clean - no seaweed at all just watch out for tiny crabs! Swimming was great, not too many waves. This beach is in a state park so there are no commerical vendors which makes it so peaceful, but you need to be prepared with your own food, etc. For a peaceful time at the beach with lots of families and minus the "I wanna be seen in my bikini kind of people" this is an awesome beach.

3  Thank melb1126
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Reviewed 3 July 2009

This is a beautifully maintained state park. We went for the beach on July 3rd. Of course, everyone else did, but that added to the enjoyment. It is a very family oriented beach. Absolutely not one single store, condo, hotel or building to destroy the natural environs. The parking is right next to the beach, in the wooded area, and there are a number of picnic tables for use.

2  Thank Joandio
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

Great beach and no crowds. My wife and I go here every year for 5 years now and have never been disappointed. Drive from Beaufort is easy and peaceful. I put this place and Edisto Beach State Park in the same category: great for families without all the crowds!

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Reviewed 25 October 2008

I wanted to add that the beach itself is the grand finale but getting there is an enjoyable ride. As you drive along the intercostal roads and bridges you get to see people fishing off the peirs, shrimp boats, beautiful scenery, all kinds of neat vegetation, a house out in the middle of an inlet with no road going to it, not to mention the cool light house in the very clean and relaxing park area when you get there. Just the drive into the park is enjoyable, lot's of Palmeto's and thick vegetation. Once we reached the we relaxed in the warm salt water misted breeze, watched the shrimp boats from the beach, and enjoyed a dip every now and then when the heat took hold.

Nice palce to check out!

2  Thank Daa1Chef
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