The historic Hunting Island lighthouse, built in 1859, in Hunting Island State Park on Hunting Island is no longer used as a lighthouse. It is open to visitors who wish to climb the 167-step spiral staircase for a $2 fee.

Hunting Island is 16 miles east of Beaufort and features three miles of beach in its 5000-acre state park.There are a visitor center, a nature center and a pier for fishing at the entrance to the park.