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Morris Island Lighthouse

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Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC

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Beautiful and Serene

My husband and I both agree that this was one of our favorite activities we did while visiting Charleston. We went in the early afternoon and while it was hot, the breeze coming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both agree that this was one of our favorite activities we did while visiting Charleston. We went in the early afternoon and while it was hot, the breeze coming up off the waves was wonderful! You have to walk a ways down a little dirt road with little to no shade to get there, but it... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went to see this lighthouse from Folly Beach. After visiting the busier FB attractions, it was a pleasure to spend time at this more remote location. You have to park on the road and walk a bit, so fewer people go there. Great lighthouse, shells, and driftwood. No swimming due to rip tides.

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Starr, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great historical place. The sand fleas will eat you alive so use your bug spray before you get there. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes so enjoy yourself.

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Unfortunately, the light house is no longer accessible. The beach walk near the lighthouse is quiet and serene. It is totally different from Folly Beach, which has its own vibe and beauty. The lighthouse is a fantastic backdrop for photo ops. Or daughter was married on that stretch of beach several years ago and her wedding picture look like picture-postcards.... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We hiked the 1/2 mile to the beach and it started raining. The view is lovely, just wished the weather cooperated.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

You have to drive to the end of the island then park and then walk quite some way. Bring water and maybe a snack. Interesting history to know this lighthouse has been moved twice as the land gives way to the ocean. Also really neat to go out to on a jet ski or boat, we have done that as... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you love lighthouses or beautiful picture opportunities, it is totally worth the drive and subsequent walk to view the lighthouse. You can view and photograph it from a lovely secluded beach which makes for gorgeous picture opportunities. Highly recommended for sunset!

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Park the car parallel to the road without blocking a driveway. Walk down the access road and bear right to walk up the beach toward the light. It is uncrowded and full of sea birds and buried pilings. If you are a photographer, you can some nice shots as you walk north. As soon as you spot the lighthouse, there... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wanted to photograph Morris Island Lighthouse from Folly Beach. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Perhaps the following directions will help: 1. We encountered lots of traffic on the 171 between Charleston and Folly Beach. They are making repairs to the bridges. The 30 minute drive took more like an hour. You may want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went out to the lighthouse during low tide( didn't plan it) but it was the best time to go. The lighthouse was very pretty and we were able to walk out to a sand bar farther down on the beach before the lighthouse. Found sand dollars and really cool seashells which was an added bonus!! Loved it and would definitely... More 

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