Hunting Island Lighthouse

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The Hunting Island State Park is home to the Hunting Island Lighthouse, which provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about the island's history while enjoying the beach. South Carolina's only open-to-the-public lighthouse has been decommissioned since 1933. Ascending 167 steps to a viewing platform (132 feet above the beach), you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of both park and seascapes

In 1889, when the lighthouse was threatened by beach erosion, it was dismantled and relocated farther inland using overlapping steel plates instead of bricks.