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Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC

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It's offshore, you can look but you cant touch...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Greenville SC

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Greenville SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Unnecessarily long walk considering that the area is paved 3/4 of the way to the beach but is gated. You can't make it out y to the lighthouse but view it from the beach.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Morris Island is a local tradition. It gets crazy out there on Memorial Day and July 4th, so I would avoid the island then. Cool spot to see.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While you can't go out to the light, or go in it. It's a lovely place to visit -- especially to catch a sunrise. The dolphins are active in the area, and the lighthouse is a good point of interest for photographers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a beautiful lighthouse. It is a shame that it is out to sea now even at low tide. When we first started going to Charleston years ago, you could take a boat ride to the island and walk up to the lighthouse at low tide. They used to leave you on the island for a couple of hours... More 

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Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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