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Hunting Island State Park – Beaufort County, South Carolina


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In early October 2007, a devastating tropical storm passed over Hunting Island State Park, raising tides for several days and washing away several cabins located on the southern end of the island. These cabins had served as prime vacation rentals for many years.

Hunting Island State Park

Andrew Lee Poff of Lady’s Island, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

According to Friends of Hunting Island, each year approximately 15 feet of sand wash away from the beach. Hurricane damage from 2004 also drastically affected the shoreline, making Hunting Island one of the most quickly eroding beaches on the East Coast.

Mike Scott, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

South Carolina‘s legislature allocated $5 million to help combat this erosion, and the project to pump sand and place groins (jetties) on the beach was completed in 2006. The pumping was finished just in time for the turtle nesting season, but erosion continues to be an ongoing battle.

Hunting Island State Park Info


Address: 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Hunting Island, SC 29920
Website: http://southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/introduction.aspx

Hunting Island State Park Map



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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Hunting Island State Park, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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