The Lighthouse Road Trip On The South Carolina Coast That’s Dreamily Beautiful
South Carolina certainly has the market cornered when it comes to unusual lighthouses. We’ve put together an Only In South Carolina signature road trip of the amazing lights in the Palmetto State. Prepare for a lighthouse road trip in South Carolina that includes a lighthouse that’s shaped like a triangle and a light that’s basically a cast-iron monopole.
The trip along the coast of South Carolina explores eight lighthouses, some up-close and others from afar. The total drive time is just over six hours and includes some of the most picturesque roads in the Lowcountry. Three of these lights, the first three, are only accessible by boat and we’ve given you the info you’ll need for the ferries and services that take you to them. You can, of course, choose to skip those if time doesn’t allow. Here’s a link to the Google Map with all the locations you’ll need, in a pre-routed trip. Buckle up and enjoy this road trip through South Carolina!
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Gas up the car and hit the road. This is one lighthouse road trip in South Carolina that you don’t want to pass on! You’ll travel over some of the most beautiful Lowcountry roads lined with huge oak trees and hanging Spanish moss. And you’ll see the amazing and unique lights of South Carolina.
What did you think of this trip? Are there any lighthouses you would add to our list, or any additional landmarks near these pretty places that are worth visiting? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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Lighthouse Road Trip In South Carolina
April 19, 2020
What is the most famous lighthouse in South Carolina?
Here in The Palmetto State, gorgeous coastal views are just a part of daily life. We love taking in the majesty of the ocean, digging our toes in the sand, and soaking up the sun. We also love the glory of man-made monuments like the many historic lighthouses in South Carolina. The Georgetown Light, or the North Island Light, is arguably the most famous. It is the oldest in the state, and its history dates back to 1811.
Are there any other unique road trips to take in South Carolina?
South Carolina is overflowing with fun activities, a fact that leaves locals and tourists alike absolutely charmed by the local landscape. The most unique road trip in South Carolina is also arguably our most mystifying – the local waterfall road trip. If you’re looking for more local fun, you might enjoy taking a foodie tour of the local dining scene. You can sip margaritas near a tropical beach before hopping to the next best bar in the neighboring town, or you can take a road trip in search of the state’s best mac and cheese.
What else can I do along the coast in South Carolina?
There is so much to do here in The Palmetto State! Of its 32,020 square miles of landscape, 187 miles make up the local coastline. If you’re looking for things to do on the South Carolina coast, you will likely find yourself pointed in the direction of a gorgeous beach or two. In addition to beaches, locals have set aside a number of parks for the public to enjoy. If bugs and sand aren’t really your thing, you might enjoy touring local shops and storefronts in our many coastal towns. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll surely fall in love with the majestic atmosphere of our pretty state.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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