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The Hunting Island lighthouse will be closed to the public, May 20-22, 2019 for filming.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

A portion of the pier is open, however, no fishing or crabbing is allowed at this time.

To view a ride through of the new, reservable beach parking area, click here.

Lighthouse:  Please note, only six visitors may enter the lighthouse at one time, with staggered entrance, to provide a more unique visitor experience and to assist in preserving this historic structure.

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6 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)


9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sa-Su

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$5/adult; $3.25 SC seniors; $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger
Lighthouse admission: $2/person

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Pets are not allowed in the cabin or the cabin area, on the pier or inside the lighthouse complex. Dogs are not permitted on the tip of North Beach past the posted markers to protect critical shorebird habitat. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Wifi Available

Hunting Island State Park


Programs & Events

ALL St. Philips Island Tours for the spring season are SOLD OUT.  Fall tour dates will be announced in the future with access to purchase these tours online.  Thank you for your patience.

Creatures of the Night Plus One
  • May 11, 2019 - May 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Every 2 Weeks on Saturday
  • Sea Turtle Tracks
  • May 5, 2019 - May 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday
  • Sand/Candy Art
  • May 12, 2019 - May 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday
  • St. Phillips Island Ranger-led Excursion
  • June 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • June 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM