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Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC
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A little bit out of Charleston, great for a morning beach walk without touristy surroundings

Recommended for a morning beach walk away from the crowds and beach houses, just outside of Charleston. There aren't many folks there. It 15-20 minutes from downtown. Park your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Oxford, Mississippi

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Recommended for a morning beach walk away from the crowds and beach houses, just outside of Charleston. There aren't many folks there. It 15-20 minutes from downtown. Park your car and walk to the public beach. Serene, relaxing and the farther you walk, the fewer people you encounter. Gaze at the lighthouse , the fishing boats passing by, the surf.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you go to Folly Beach, this is a bonus side trip. Take Ashley to the end and walk a closed road about a quarter of a mile to get there. You can't see it from where you'll have to park. No dogs allowed. That was a bummer since I had mine with me but luckily I was able to... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are staying in FB or visiting, you need to go to see the lighthouse. Follow Arctic to the end. Park and walk. (Don't carry too much stuff or go at the heat of the day). You might want a bucket or back for the shells you will find. This is our 3rd summer staying in Folly Beach and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You cannot get to the actual lighthouse but there is an island right beside it. There are multiple tours that will take you around the lighthouse sightseeing. You can also get a wonderful view from the old radar base at the end of Folly beach.

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Greenville SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

At the end of the road, a short walk down an abandoned area, now a park you will see the lighthouse off in the distance. You can't GO to the lighthouse because its offshore. The beach area is real nice though.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We learned of the Morris Island Lighthouse on the tour of Fort Sumter. We determined on that trip we would like to visit this lighthouse. So one afternoon we put it into our GPS. Although it says it is a Charleston attraction we had to leave Charleston to get close to it. Travel to Folly Island (which looks like an... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While we were down at Charleston, we planned to go to the Morris Island Lighthouse. This is like the main lighthouse in the Charleston area. How to get to it was a little confusing but we asked people at the Charleston Visitors Center and they helped us. When you get to Folly Beach Island and you come to where you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The short walk to the light house is definitely worth it. You actually can't get to the light house but the beach is very private and serene. There were many Dolphins and wildlife. Great place to take a nice walk.

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

my wife loves lighthouses, so we had to visit this one as well, while we were visiting South Carolina. take the kids along when you do go.

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

So I'm a little biased because I proposed to my girlfriend while walking to the lighthouse. I've been coming to Folly Beach since I was a kid, and the highlight is to walk down the beach to the lighthouse. The beach there is quiet, you get to see Charleston in the distance, and the old lighthouse just brings a bit... More 

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