Day 2: Hunting Island State Park

29 November 2022 291 km / 181 mi (map)

We had heard a strong recommendation to check out Hunting Island State Park, so “on our way” from our friends’ house on Edisto Island to Charleston, we checked it out.

Now, driving along the coast in South Carolina is an exercise in avoiding large marshy river deltas, so it took us a fair while to get there, as you’ll see in the map below.

We started with a stroll on the beach (no photos) and then walked out on the Marsh Boardwalk to investigate one of the hammock islands.

Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Self-Portrait in Shadows · Marsh Boardwalk, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina

A fisherman we met there encouraged us to go a few miles down the arod to the Nature Center Scenic Trail. We did, and oh, what a good suggestion that was!

Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina

It was near dusk when we got there and – as with the night before – we were treated to beautiful sunset scenes.

Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina · by Lisa Rozmyn
Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina

Welcome to Boneyard Beach, where shifting sands have transformed a once-forested marsh into a sandy beach with the occasional remnants of now-lifeless trees.

Little Hunting Island Boneyard Beach, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Little Hunting Island Boneyard Beach, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Little Hunting Island Boneyard Beach, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina
Little Hunting Island Boneyard Beach, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina · by Lisa Rozmyn
Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina · by Lisa Rozmyn
Nature Center Scenic Trail, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island, South Carolina

We’ll be in Charleston the next few days. Looking forward to exploring this historic city!

Edisto Island to Hunting Island to Charleston, South Carolina · 291 km / 181 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)

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