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Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
Hunting Island, a Most Unique Beach!
Hunting Island State Park, in Beaufort, South Carolina ~ is one of the fastest eroding beaches on the East Coast, so you better get there quick! It's named one of America's Top Ten Beaches and is South Carolina's most visited beach, so hopefully it will be there for a while with all that goodness going on!
I hope you and your family will get a chance to visit Hunting Beach, as it is a wonderful educational opportunity, as well as of the most unique beaches imaginable! Â Just don't tarry ~ sadly, another hurricane or a couple of years and all that could be left is a memory.
Hunting Island Lighthouse is one of eight existing lighthouses in South Carolina, and the only one open to the public. With a magnificent 360 degree view, your family will look forward to climbing the spiral staircase all the way to the top. Come and see the fun you will miss out on if you blink!
PIctures by Bev Lemley ~ all rights reserved
Have you ever heard of Hunting State Park?
Have you ever heard of Hunting State Park
This is undoubtedly no longer a part of Hunting Island ~
The Original Lighthouse
Was built in 1859, and destroyed during the Civil War by the Confederates ~ that's right, the Confederates! Their strategy was to prevent the Union from using it as a navigation point.
Hunting Island State Park
Boasts the only lighthouse the public can climb in South Carolina. It was rebuilt in 1875, designed to be disassembled and reconstructed, given the nature of erosion at the island. By 1889, a mere 14 years later, indeed, it was relocated one mile inland. What an impressive engineering feat!
For more info on the lighthouse, visit Lighthouse Friends.
Visit Friends of Hunting State Park
Here is just a glimpse of all the fun you're missing! Of course, you can explore the site and find a beautiful world ready to explore.
Friends of Hunting Island State Park are friends of loggerhead sea turtles, millions of birds, oysters, blue crabs, pelicans ~ and a whole lot of fun!
Hunting Island State Park... - Fun! And under siege...
A Giant Root Ball
From the size of this root ball, it took some effort to uproot it. Perhaps the sand just washed away from it, and over it went, as there is no sign of where it was planted!
A lonely stretch
Nature's Ever Changing Face...
Hunting Island State Park
is friends with sand castle building, the Pelican Plunge (think Polar Bears), Sweetgrass Friends, and definitely friends of you and I!
Visit Hunting Island State Park and take home some memories that may have to last forever!
For more info, visit Hunting Island.com!
Hunting Island State Park received a Purple Star!
Thank you for this honor! B : )
See the view from the top!
See for yourself the view from the top, and some of the fun on the ground. There's five miles of wide, gorgeous beaches (they're wide because all the trees are slowly toppling, I suppose?!), and all the fun on the way up ~ and lovely sunset as the sun goes down. This is quite a lovely capture of this jewel of the south ~ South Carolina Family Travel Insider.
I hope you enjoyed your visit!
It is an awesome place for kids to explore and learn about marine biology, birds and waterfowl, as well as enjoy a beautiful ocean.
I hope you will get a chance to visit soon!
Oh, yes, and don't forget to climb the Lighthouse ~ it's only 167 steps up the wrought iron spiral staircase!
Visit Hunting Island.com for more park info.