Morris Island Lighthouse

This is the third lighthouse to occupy this site, off the coast of Charleston. Construction started in 1872 and it took four years to build, operating the light for the first time on October 1, 1876. The tower leans slightly toward the NE and we believe it has slowly done so since the earthquake of 1886, along with the slow erosion of the very sand it sits on out in the ocean. The lighthouse can be accessed via the Lighthouse Inlet at the end of East Ashley Avenue, or via the beach.

Visit theĀ Morris Island Lighthouse:

1750 E Ashley Ave
Folly Beach, SC 29439