Hunting Island State Park Beaufort, South Carolina
Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure.
Of all the lighthouses in South Carolina, the Hunting Island Lighthouse is the only one in the state that is publicly accessible. From the top of one of the most distinctive lighthouses in South Carolina, guests can stand 130 feet above the ground to take in the breathtaking, panoramic view of the Atlantic Coast and surrounding maritime forest.
The pristine sandy beach, natural setting and warm Atlantic Ocean make it a perfect getaway. Hunting Island features a campground, which has spaces for RV’s and tent campers, as well as a primitive campsite for established groups. The camping area has very easy access to the beach.
Beaufort was often secretly visited by Martin Luther King, Jr.