35. Visit Hunting Island
About Hunting Island
Hunting Island State Park is a 5000-acre, semitropical barrier island located 15 miles east of Beaufort, South Carolina. Named one of America’s Top Ten Beaches by TripAdvisor, Hunting Island attracts over a million visitors every year. Yet for all its popularity, the miles of white sand beach remain pristine and uncrowded.
Hunting Island Also boasts miles of hiking trails through the maritime forest, a fishing pier in Fripp Inlet, a Nature Center with live animal exhibits, a camping area with easy access to the beach, and a recently updated Visitor Center with murals of the ecosystems on Hunting Island.
The park will be open 10 AM to 7 PM Daily.
The Visitor Center/Park Office, Gift Shop, and Lighthouse are open.
The Nature Center and its parking lot are open.
The bathhouses will be open at the North and South Beach parking areas.
There are four beach access points at North Beach where a walkway is roped off over the dunes: one at the first parking lot, behind the bathhouse, two at the end of the sidewalk by the lighthouse, and one in front of Parking Lot D.
There are five access points at the South Beach parking areas: one at F parking, one in front of the bathhouse, and the other 3 are spread across the rest of the parking lots and are marked.
Please keep off the dunes.
Camp Hosts will be on duty to check campers in.
Only vehicles with current camping hang tags and arriving campers with reservations will be allowed in the campground area.
Campsites will not be available on a "walk-in" basis.
There are four beach access points in the campground: one by the path that runs behind sites 89-95, one to the right of the store parking lot, one behind the campground store, and one directly behind the bathhouse in the rustic tent site area.
Please keep off of the dunes.
***All information subject to change***