Morris Island Lighthouse

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Morris Island Lighthouse
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Terri
Rocky Mount, VA33 contributions
Couples
We spent the day at Folly Beach and then just as the sun was going down, headed down to Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. It is a quick 15 minute drive down W Ashley Avenue from the beach area. Once there, you can park on the side of the road for free. (Just not in front of someone's house driveway.) There is pay parking as well. From there it is an easy 1/2 mile walk to the beach. The paved road leading to it is nicely "graffiti" with positive messages and pictures. (We only saw a couple inappropriate writings). Once at the beach, you can get a nice picture of the lighthouse and driftwood on the beach. Absolutely beautiful. Worth the visit.
Written June 5, 2022
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lynnridge
Fishers, IN175 contributions
Family
We visited in mid October on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. We had read about the dolphins strand feeding near the lighthouse so headed out within an hour of low tide to see if we could see any. There is no parking lot but street parking along Ashley Avenue. There’s a paved quarter mile walk to the sand. Once we approached the sand, we headed left toward all of the dead driftwood trees. Once we passed that area and looked towards the lighthouse, we were in luck. There was a pod of dolphins strand feeding. We stayed about an hour. Kids built sandcastles on the beach while we watched the dolphins. Plenty of places to walk along the shore. No restroom facilities that we could see though.
Written October 17, 2021
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Alberto T
Washington DC, DC319 contributions
Morris Island Lighthouse is a beautiful, old lighthouse that sits just a bit off-shore from the beach, but still close enough to get a really good look (though if you want to a take a good photo, you'll need a good camera). There is paid parking lot nearby ($2) where you have to park, and there is a .5 mile cement walkway with a bunch of graffiti written on it all along the way that leads to a beautiful beach where you can have a look at the lighthouse. There's also some cool looking dead trees on one part of the beach.
Written January 10, 2022
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ngachick
Chatsworth, GA154 contributions
The lighthouse is lovely but the city of Folly Beach is very unwelcoming to visitors to this lighthouse. They have one public beach parking area that holds maybe 20 cars at the most. They also place 'no parking' signs along the dead end roadway for about a quarter mile past the dead end. Even if you park past all of the posted no parking places you still get a packing ticket. I can understand residents being frustrated if people are parking down in their yards or blocking driveways, etc but not if they are parallel parked on the side of the road.....if you're going to buy a house next to a tourist attraction with very limited parking options having people parallel park on the street in front of your house is part of what you are signing up for. City should go past the barriers and create additional parking areas or at least offer a trolley service from the main part of town for visitors who might want to visit the lighthouse but can't due to unavailability of parking. They should also be clearer on boundaries of the no parking areas. Town was lovely and as a first time visitor I probably would have returned, but as there are plenty of beach towns accessible from Charleston I'll likely seek out others that are more welcoming when in the area again.
Written July 5, 2022
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Cynthia B
Jefferson, GA273 contributions
How this light can still be standing is amazing. It is surrounded by water, and can only be appraoched by boat , kayak, or on foot at low tide. It is an impressive lighthouse.
We did not start our walk on the paved walkway. We took the right hand, sandy trail straight to the beach. We enjoyed our short beach walk to the left, to the point and around a seawall, ending up across from the light house. We returned to our car on the grafitti path others mentioned.
Written June 5, 2022
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jbrenz
Chicago, IL1,353 contributions
Friends
Would’ve enjoyed this a lot more if I wasn’t swarmed by mosquitoes and no-seeums the minute I stepped out of the car and started walking the path towards the beach. Found a beautiful sand dollar on the beach and it was nice to see the lighthouse, but the biting bugs ruined it for me. The walk was interesting as it was all a canvas for street artists/graffiti artists.
Written October 30, 2021
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C P M
261 contributions
Once upon a time this light house stood on Morris Island but now it is out to sea. The island has washed away over time. A foundation is trying to keep it standing. It is mounted on a wood foundation driven into the sand. One time it helped guide ships into Charleston Harbor. Interesting bit of history.
Written March 22, 2020
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MG117
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I was in Folly for a girls' weekend and decided to go see the lighthouse one morning with coffee in hand. I used Google Maps and drove to nearly the end of Ashley Rd to what I deemed as close as I could get to it via car. I found a parking place among houses at end of the road (noted other cars parked beside the road as well) It was about a 15 minute walk along the beach to what I would call the point where you could see the lighthouse, still a bit in the distance but it was worth it. The walk was beautiful along the beach, which wasn't crowded and the ocean was gorgeous. Another 15 minutes or so and I was back to my car, but with a surprise...a parking ticket! I had parked inadvertently in front of a fire hydrant. There was a also a police/safety officer driving up in golf cart and his words were "oh he beat me to it". These folks take parking very seriously! And from now on I will too. There is parking what seems like way down the road where you are supposed to park and pay. I have read other reviews about the walk via the paved path, and though I wish I had known about that and been more careful with parking. However I rather enjoyed the beach walk so I would still recommend that.
Written September 7, 2020
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JupiterFLMom
Jupiter, FL151 contributions
This was recommended as a must see on Folly Island, but I think the timing we chose killed the fun. We went at sunset and the mosquitoes were so overwhelming bad that it was not worth it. Swarms and swarms of them. The graffiti road on the way in was interesting and the lighthouse was nice for a short photo opt, but nothing too stunning.
Written July 3, 2020
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Wanda H
Westminster, MD148 contributions
Nice view and you you could walk through the shallow water to see it up close. Lots and lots of shells on the beach- free. Boat ride through the marshes was great. Driver explained the different colors, the soil, the fish found and other wildlife. However, 1 hr at the light house was a bit too long.
Written May 3, 2022
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