SP Campground Review – Hunting Island State Park, SC
- Site Quality = 3.5/5
This is a beach park and the sites are in a heavily forested area right next to the beach. As a result they are simply cleared-out forest area and ground can vary from firm to semi-firm (partially sandy) with trees that may or may not get in the way. On the positive side the trees provide nice privacy and there’s a good selection of larger sites. Each site has water/electric (30 or 50Amp) hookups, a picnic table and fire-pit.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
Facilities are decent but older here. There’s flush toilets and large shower stalls which are definitely a bit on the dated side and can get sandy/muddy from all the beach-goers, but water pressure is good and they work as they should. There’s also a small store and several dump stations on-site.
- Location = 5/5
Location is what this place is ALL about. You are literally right next to the beach and no site is more than 200 yards from the entrance to the most sublime and gorgeous coast. You’re also ~15 miles from St Helena and a short drive from Beaufort with shopping & local restaurants. Hunting Island also has a historic light-house, hiking trails, birdwatching, a large lagoon (for kayaking and fishing) and picnic areas.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Oh, doggie heaven is this! Miles of open beach and water, and ALL of it is dog-friendly.
Overall Rating = 4.25
BONUS ALERT = Sublime beach only footsteps from your RV!
Summary: Well, if you love beach it really doesn’t get much better than this! This park is completely enclosed by the State Preserve. So, you’re smack in the middle of a gorgeous coastline surrounded by forest and wilderness. The beach is literally right in front of the campground so no-one is more than a minute walk from the water, and amazingly, it’s almost completely deserted (most mornings we had 4 miles of beach almost entirely to ourselves). You’re also only ~15 miles from “civilization” on St Helena and within a short drive to historic and trendy Beauford.The sites are basically just cleared-out forest spots so they can vary a bit in size, firmness and access. Towards the back of the park (away from the beach) the sites are firmer but the roads are *very* tight with trees and not for the faint of heart if you’re driving a big-rig. The front (beach) area is sandier, but more open access. Most sites are heavily forested, although there’s a few open spots and some of the spots at the very front have beach-views. All have water/electric (either 30 or 50 Amp) with picnic table and fire-pit. Overall it’s an older park, but in the most amazing location. We’d come back again and again just for the beach and gorgeous surroundings.
Extra Info: No connectivity here, but we were able to get on-line with Verizon using our external antenna and amplifier. $26/night for water/50AMP electric sites (special monthly winter rate of $300/month after Thanksgiving). Small central store and multiple dump stations on site.