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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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Arden, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Mint Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The walk wasn't bad, and the view was totally worth it. We saw dolphins playing in the inlet right in front of the lighthouse. Cool drift wood. You can't get to the lighthouse but it's a beautiful view. I have three teenage girls they all had fun looking around.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Why would they block a perfect entrance way...hot walk that is longer than the 1/4 mile sign states...and bugs a plenty to view a lighthouse. I wouldn't recommend make an extra trip for this photo op.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Park along the street and walk about 1/4 mile one way to get to water's edge. The light house is out in the water, not far in the distance. We have 300mm lenses and were able to get good photographs. Looks like it could use some upkeep/renovation; don't know if in the works or not. Closed tower, never open as... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took a dolphin your thru the Folly River and visited the island, where we combed the beach for shells and splashed in the tidal pools. I highly recommend Captain Phil and Tideline Tours.

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Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Morris Island Lighthouse, is far out in the ocean. You can see it from land. You drive all the way north on Folly Road, park your car, walk along a fire road, and reach the beach where you can see the light house. The beach there is very beautiful. Large drift wood and boulders to scramble on. We were... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

To get to the beach that fronts Morris Island Lighthouse you have to go over to Folly and find the one road that takes you there. The view of the lighthouse from the beach though is excellent. Even better if your camera has a 200mm or larger lens though 55mm will delivery the goods. The lighthouse seems, all at once,... More

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