Sullivan's Island Lighthouse


Sullivan's Island Lighthouse

The Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, known as “Charleston Light, is one of the most modern lighthouses in the country. The lighthouse is a unique local landmark hovering over Sullivan’s Island and a frequent favorite photo opportunity for visitors. The Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, completed in 1962, was a replacement for the Morris Island Lighthouse which was at risk of being destroyed by erosion. The Lighthouse was originally painted white and bright orange but after complaints the orange was repainted black. While visitors may not notice the unique triangular slim structure during the day, visitors walking on the beach at night will have no problem spotting the beam of light from the lighthouse. In 2008, the lighthouse changed ownership from the US Coast Guard to the National Park Service. The Coast Guard continues to check and maintain the light itself, but the National Park Service ensures that the light maintains standing, and keeps its place as a local structure of historical importance. The lighthouse is fenced off and is not open to the public, however visitors can explore the grounds during the day to snap photos, and admire the towering structure. Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, which is located at the end of Station 18 Half Street, also features a public beach access so beach walkers can capture some up-close shots of the structure. 



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Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
1815 Ion Ave
Sullivan's Island SC 29482
(843) 883-3123
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