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I guess we didn't do good research on this one so we came to find out this is one very weird-looking lighthouse. But if you're a die hard lighthouse enthusiast, you go to all of them. From a distance, it's okay. Otherwise just strange. We...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Apryl D
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Went to Sullivan"s Island this is a very cute town and drove out to the lighthouse. Its right in a neighborhood. We always try to hit every Lighthouse that close and I am glad I didn't miss this one! It is very unique its completely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Treazuresrmine
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to countless light houses throughout the eastern seaboard but had never seen the one on Sullivans Island. I’m sure it’s helpful and useful, what is the ugliest lighthouse I’ve ever seen! It is got to be the albatross of all eastern US light...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blueheaven1989
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to see the lighthouse on the way to the beach. Can’t go inside or get too close. But something that old it’s best that way for safety. Really enjoyed getting pictures of it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tkdbati7
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very easy to get there and adds something to informational visit. Parking isn't great in peak times and would be ideal to paint light house, add parking and open buildings and charge small fee. Very little tourism there at all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meadorkarla
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I think we're just spoiled with "pretty" lighthouses. This one was plain and simply not what we expected. It's not the lighthouse's fault. It is an interesting structure.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GoldilocksMom
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A lot of people complain about this lighthouse not being readily accessible or that pretty but it wasn't built for that reason. It is easy to drive by and snap pictures though. Available parking is limited but it is not a busy area at least...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We were unable to go into the lighthouse but the design is so distinctive. The lighthouse does look like it could use some love. But it’s worth a look with a triangle designed base and a square top that holds the light unit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Last summer I spent a week in Cape Cod where I saw a ton of beautiful lighthouses. There were two factors that I found to lift up a lighthouse as beautiful. Either the lighthouse itself is pretty, or the surrounding landscape is beautiful. In some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This was one of the most unusual lighthouses I have ever seen. I am glad we stopped to take a picture.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Marcia M
5 May 2018|
Response from 2-Lane-Traveler | Reviewed this property |
At night the lighthouse displays a beam of light which consists of a 0.2 second flash, a 4.8 second eclipse, another 0.2 second flash, and a 24.8 second eclipse.