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Morris Island Lighthouse

Morris Island, Charleston, SC
+1 843-270-4464
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Morris Island, Charleston, SC
+1 843-270-4464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some spare time while in Charleston so we drove over to Folly Beach to check out this lighthouse. It is on a sandbar off the coast, so you can't actually get to the lighthouse, but you can get a pretty good view of...More

2  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to Folly Beach and turn left and go all the way to the end. Park and walk the half mile to the water. IN front of you is the Morris Island Lighthouse. Walk to the left and you can walk for miles along the...More

Thank jimmiecmyrtlebeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my visiting German family on this tour. They found the entire adventure to be awesome. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The group was small. The dolphins were everywhere, and we learned so much about all the wildlife. Just starting on the quirky Bowen's...More

Thank carolina lady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really nice walk and a pretty view once you get there. There is a lot of graffiti taken over and that's kinda sad that people don't respect nature.

Thank beachbabymorristown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wanted to visit this lighthouse, but went to Sullivan Island lighthouse instead and ran into Fort Moultrie

Thank 2014DivaKathy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In town for a wedding so took a walk in a local park on Folly Island with great views of the lighthouse. A nice area.

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This lighthouse / beach combination is what makes the Charleston area lovely - a combination of the beach and a bit of history. Note: it is hidden and 8-10 minute walk to the beach to see the lighthouse. We had no problem parking in the...More

1  Thank Lu S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is sitting alone in the ocean:) You will stand on the shore and probably wish you could walk out and touch her, you can't:( Getting to it or should I say finding it can be a big challenge in itself:( Just take Folly Beach...More

1  Thank Jayjay099
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Charleston Outdoor Adventures offers a very enjoyable trip to the lighthouse. During the boat ride we saw plenty of birds, quite a few dolphins, a loggerhead turtle & a black/white spoonbill. The lighthouse itself was just off the shoreline & as the tide was going...More

Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Came here half an hour before the sunset. There's a parking lot nearby which you can pay via phone (the zone is 8463). After a short walk you'll end up at one of the most beautiful beaches you'll see. Dead trees add to the mystique...More

2  Thank Hung T
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Nina R
22 January 2017|
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Response from jayseae | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The base is no longer really connected to land, and it is rather unsafe to boot. That said, I don't think anyone is really watching it on a regular basis, so if you took a small boat/paddleboard/kayak/etc over... More
2 April 2015|
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Response from JudySingleton | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be a beautiful spot for any photo. But remember you have to walk about a quarter of a mile to get to the spot so in the heat of a Charleston summer it may be quite hot and it is on the ocean so it will be... More