We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Morris Island Lighthouse

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
My wife's favorite lighthouse.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Bryan L

Similar Things to Do in Charleston

Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here today. We were amazed to see 15 or 20 porpoises swimming between the lookout at the end of Folly Beach & Morris Island. We would have loved to be able to go over to the lighthouse itself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weeki Wachee, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse is a good distance away. It's a nice photo op. But it's out on a barrier island, which we knew. The walk to the beach was nice. It was nice walking around that beach area for awhile and seeing the lighthouse from afar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took the dogs. Beautiful lighthouse out in the water due to erosion over time from hurricanes. Beware of all the cookaburs. Our Shih Tzu had to go to the groomers after. She was covered. Lol

Was this review helpful? Yes
N. Ireland
Level Contributor
65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We walked to Folly Beach to see the lighthouse. The white sands were beautiful and the driftwood was very interesting. We could have stayed most of the day watching the waves flow in. It was very peaceful. We were also fascinated at the birds (pelicans?) gliding past.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The best place to see and go into the beach the water was so calming not many waves the wind was low it felt like a lake being in the water the skeleton trees are amazing great back drop for wedding pics or even a wedding on the beach

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield
Level Contributor
61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just the most breathe-taking view imo, and my 10 yo agreed. Very short foliage filled trek to a perfect clean beach area. The huge boulders in the surf actually reminded me of some by Monterrey CA! The tide was to rough to do anything but wade but he water perfect temp and a lovely aqua. It felt as if her... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's just a light house really. It's a nice little hike but nothing spectacular. Its close to Folly beach so I got to kill to birds with one stone. I could take it or leave it....

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Morris Island Lighthouse also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Morris Island Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Morris Island Lighthouse

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Morris Island Lighthouse and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Morris Island Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?