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Morris Island Lighthouse

Morris Island, Charleston, SC
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Ranked #21 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Take the time to drive out to Folly Beach and walk the short distance to get a look at this lighthouse. The beach has tons of character.

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Danville, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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

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