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“Small but Interesting; Nice Beach”

Fort Moultrie National Monument
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Owner description: Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.
Reviewed June 15, 2013

I went to the beach at Sullivan's Island (near Ft Moultrie, station 17 I think). I was travelling with a friend and we decided to head out to Sullivan's Island and check it out. Not having a good sense of where to go, we stumbled across the Fort and the nearby beach. The beach is wind-swept but beautiful. It wasn't crowded. The water was surpisingly warm for late-March. We spent about 2 hrs. relaxing and walking along the beach. We also spent a little time at the Fort (I think admission is free the last hour of the day).

Note that the area around station 22 was jammed packed w/ people. In fact, we got stuck in an hourlong traffic jam on the way out (Sunday about 6pm)*. We'd have stopped for cocktails or a bite to eat at one of the spots near 22, but, it was so crowded we didn't.

*I'm guessing locals know not to travel at that time of day on Sundays. But being touristas, we didn't know.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

My family stopped by this place simply because we passed it and had some free time. We also had heard this fort had been kept pretty much as is, not like Fort Sumter, which we still plan to visit.
There was a lot of walking involved, which is fine for others, but if you have problems taking long walks, take it easy and you can still see a lot. But there also are some stairs, and this really impacted my wife, who has knee problems. She made it around to everything my son and I did, but it was tiring.
As far as learing anything, we found the evolution of cannons and forts in warfare was interesting. The museum was very interesting and informative, and helped us see how the fort had been used in past conflicts. The only rpoblem we saw was sometimes the outside informative markers were faded and hard to read.
We were glad we stopped and we did learn something, but we probably should have done this before having visited several other places that also demanded some extra energy.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

great place to visit - filled with history - pack a lunch and after the Fort - wander down to the quiet end of the beach and enjoy the changing of the tides as you relax to the gentle waves...access is easy thru 16th or 13th.

Thank seasidefam
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

For a truly memorable beach walk try parking North of the Fort and take one of the many public access paths to the ocean side. The walk along the beach is fabulous. It curves around toward the ship channel. As you near the fort the large ship channel is probably only 100' from the beach. The actual fort is well maintained and interesting buta pretty small installation. None the less a great place for the kids to explore and get their picture taken on a cannon.

Thank Cam S
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We took this versus the Ft. Sumpter tour because of an issue with seasickness and only did it because we had a free day we were trying to fill. It was cheap enough to get in -- $1 for seniors but just another fort in the myriad of forts we’ve seen over the years. Catch the movie ahead of time to understand a bit more of what you’re seeing but don’t go out of your way to go here.

Thank Weezi67
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