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Morris Island Lighthouse

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Address: Morris Island, Charleston, SC
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Lovely place for a stroll

Went there on a weekend and loved the beauty of the place. With the expanse of the sea in the background this place brings about a picnic in its self.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there on a weekend and loved the beauty of the place. With the expanse of the sea in the background this place brings about a picnic in its self.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morris Island Lighthouse is a must see while visiting Charleston. Located less than a 20 minute drive from the Charleston Historic District. You do have to park and walk to see the light house but it is definitely worth the short walk.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have experienced the beauty of this lighthouse many times. We go to the end of Folly Island and park in the cul de sac and access the beach by the old government road. As you crest the dune, you get an amazing view of the lighthouse.

Thank PaulandCynthia J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice drive to Foley beach. Parking is 1/4 mile from parking area to the sand dune you cross over to get to the beach to see the lighthouse. Had raging plantar fasciitis so it was tough. The lighthouse is on a spit of land far out in the channel and you can not get near it, but it is a... More 

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to the far north-east end of Folly Beach you can park and walk through the Lighthouse Heritage Preserve. It's a beautiful area, and you can get some nice photos of the lighthouse. If the tide is low, you can take a great stroll along the 'creek' towards the north-west. On my last visit there were six dolphin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice day trip to the beach. Went specifically for the lighthouse. Apparently it's being remodeled but don't think anyone would even be able to get to the actual lighthouse without a small boat or kayak. Would be cool to go in

Thank wvbeachmom3
Mechanicsville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We heard from the locals this place is good for picking up driftwood, that is, if you can wriggle it from it's depths within the sand holding it captive. Several areas of beached wood washes up on shore and there are opportunities to pull some treasures out to take home as keepsakes.

Thank Donna H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Depending on what you read, the light is either in danger of falling at any moment, despite efforts to shore up the structure, or it is currently shored up for preservation and will not fall. Either way, upon a recent trip to Charleston I felt it necessary to visit just in case it was lost to the ocean and I... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Beautiful old lighthouse. You go through James Island to Folly Beach, turn left till you get to the end. There is no parking lot and parking is VERY limited, and we were there off season. You'll have a walk of about 3/8 to 1/2 mile (mostly paved) till it's in view. Sullivan's Island Lighthouse is also visible way off in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We go here for the photo opportunities. Whether it's late evening sunsets or early mornings, you can capture great shots of the lighthouse and beach life.The Folly Beach side has some interesting views.

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