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The four-mile-long island serves as a state park and the Hunting Island beach may be the state’s most visited beach with over 1 million visitors each year.
Located near historic Beaufort, Hunting Island State Park is a natural paradise where visitors come to enjoy the serenity of nature.
The Hunting Island Lighthouse is the headline attraction on the island. Rebuilt in 1875 on Hunting Island beach after being destroyed during the Civil War, this is the only lighthouse in the state open to the public in South Carolina.
Hunting Island’s lagoon is perfect for those who want to get off the beaten path and away from the ocean waves. The lagoon is calm, quiet and offers an abundance of wildlife and freshwater fishing opportunities. Interestingly, two known movies, Forrest Gump and G.I. Jane, were shot at the lagoon. A fishing pier, nature trails and a 200 site campground are other inviting island activities. For more information, visit huntingisland.com.