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Morris Island Lighthouse

Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC
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Ranked #24 of 107 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great break from the fast pace in the city and the beaches are wonderful. Nothing better than natures art. We found the drift wood to be amazing.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a very beautiful beach. The street parking could get to be difficult to find if the weather conditions and weekend was your time to visit. We went out there early on a Sunday morning – the weather was just about as perfect as it could be. Parking the car was not difficult – within about 100 feet of... More 

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West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The walk to view the lighthouse is on level ground, first pavement and then on sand. The signs claim it's a quarter mile, but it certainly seems longer than that. It's a nice walk through a designated wildlife area (so pets are not allowed--for the protection of the nesting birds, etc.). The beach is picturesque and allows a view of... More 

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Made the walk from Ashley Avenue while staying on Folly Beach to see the Morris Island lighthouse. Parking available at the end of the road. You walk about a quarter mile on pavement through a designated wilderness area with what looks like old home foundations, to a short path in the sand to the beach. It's a very pretty setting,... More 

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NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Read lots of books discussing this lighthouse - sitting out in the water. It is beautiful and made for great a background for Christmas card pictures.

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Hoover, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Charleston Outdoor Adventures small charter boat took us out to Morris Island. The guide gave us good information about the ecosystem and made sure we saw dolphins. He let us out on the island for about an hour to take photos and pick up seashells. The lighthouse looked like it was floating on the water, very pretty. On the way... More 

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Rochester, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I think this makes the 35th lighthouse my wife & I have visited, and the 1st in South Carolina. A nice walk to the beach through a nature habitat. It might be busy in summer, but early in November there were maybe a half dozen other people. Would have liked to be able to get closer, but it is what... More 

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North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a great spot to get "away" from the city. I realize it was early November, but, we stayed for about 2 hours and only about 8 other people where within eyeshot the whole time. Look up the history of this lighthouse and then walk out there ( the walk is not as far as others have said). We... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice quiet getaway from the crowds. The walk is long but it is worth it. The lighthouse itself is not that exciting, but the scene and secluded beach is beautiful. We got engaged here and returned today five years later. The sunset was amazing.

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Morrison, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Disappointed with Charleston, the tourist equivalent of a week before Christmas shopping. Crowded, and you get to look at other peoples' boats. A lot of boats. Anyway, we drive out to get away from the crowds and find the lighthouses. Folly Beach was surprisingly awesome, a great little beach town. We make the drive out toward the lighthouse. At the... More 

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