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Morris Island Lighthouse

Morris Island, Charleston, SC
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Ranked #27 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Lighthouses
Traveler Description: The Morris Island Lighthouse build in 1873 is situated on a small sand bar in the mouth of Charleston Harbor .  The lighthouse originally marked the... more »
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Houston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

You have to drive down to Folly Beach - all the way to the end of Ashley Drive - then park and walk the rest of the way. The area there has been allowed to return to nature - houses town down, etc. It makes it a bit of a sad, strange place to be, but when you get to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable visit..a bit of a hike but worth the effort. Beautiful beach with alot of photo opportunities including dolphins! Though the lighthouse is not accessible by land, the view is awesome .

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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Even though it is a bit of a hike (the sign said either 1/2 or 1/4 of a mile...I can't remember), it is worth to see a piece of history. You have to park at the end of the road and hike through an area that looks like it used to be a residential area long ago. There are remnants... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit Morris Lighthouse in the morning before departing Charleston, and we had a great time. There was a storm off the coast and there were dolphins in the bay! We soaked our feet in the ocean and took photos of the lighthouse. You can park on a street and then walk about a half... More

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Victoria, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you like lighthouses, this is a must. Yes, it is a bit of a walk but it was so worth it. The lighthouse is not accessible from the beach but it doesn't stop you from enjoying it. It is so majestic sitting there in the middle of the water. I would definitely recommend visiting this lighthouse.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would recommend skipping this on your itinerary. The Morris Island lighthouse sits out into the water and is virtually unreachable during most tides and unless you visit via boat or some other means of transport. We went at dusk and there were just a few other cars parked at the end of the cul-de-sac - you cannot drive up... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

To reach a beautiful view of the Morris Island Lighthouse you have to be willing to walk about half a mile. That being said, the better part of the walk is on an old paved road that has been closed. It takes less than ten minutes to reach an unspoiled view of this beauty! Take a breath, exhale and enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's an amazing historic lighthouse and just not that far of a walk. People are amazingly lazy. It's easily a 1/4 mile with a sandy hilly part at the end (FYI those that are mobility impaired). It's serene and secluded. Totally worth the trip.

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Washington DC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've read any number of negative reviews from folks who have driven, parked and walked the long distance to see the lighthouse. And I understand that. If I had done that, I probably wouldn't have thought of this as a highlight in Charleston. Take a boat to Morris island and walk to see the light house from close up. I'm... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Well my husband walked and took pictures. We took our small dog during hr allow on beaches. BUT they are not allow to be on that area of the beach anytime. Very disppointed. I cannot walk as good as my husband at this time so he went and took pics for me. I stayed with Jasper in the car, it... More

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