Climb the only lighthouse in South Carolina that's open to the public. The lighthouse is located in the middle of Hunting Island State Park and is one of the highlights of the park. The Hunting Island Lighthouse is made from brick and segmented cast iron plates. These plates were designed to be easily dismantled if the need for relocation arises.
Things to Do
- Conquer fear of heights and climb 167 steps up to the lighthouse landing. Once you're up in the landing, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the sea and the surrounding area. Volunteers will welcome you at the top and they will share the history of the lighthouse. Children must be at least 44" tall to be allowed to climb.
- Purchase food from the lighthouse store and go on a picnic with the family. You will find shaded picnic tables near the lighthouse.
- Families can spend time at the beach in front of the lighthouse. The North Beach area is not crowded so it serves as a good place for having fun and relaxing with the entire family.
- Go on a photo walk and have the kids take photos of the lighthouse as seen from the park and the beach. Don't miss to take good photos of the sea and the forest as seen from the top of the lighthouse.
- Explore more of the Hunting Island State Park. Visit the Nature Center and learn about more activities that you can do inside the State Park.
Hunting Island Lighthouse Insider Tips
- Bring bug spray.
- There's an additional fee of $2 to climb up the lighthouse.