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Morris Island Lighthouse

Morris Island, Charleston, SC
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Ranked #27 of 108 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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Danville, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Park at the end of the road and walk the 1/4 mile to the beach. The lighthouse itself isn't reachable, but the view is spectacular. This is a piece of history that may not be there for our future generations because of its location in the water. While you are there, take the opportunity to snap some photos on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited lighthouse and beach around sunset time... the place is clean and beautiful... great for family and couple!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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470 reviews 470 reviews
378 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I love old historic lighthouses-this one has a nice image to it. Sitting all by its self , you can view it from Folly Beach. It stands tall and makes for some nice photos

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Houston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
67 helpful votes 67 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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