Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse: Why It’s a Local Landmark

The Charleston Coast has no shortage of unique and interesting attractions and sites to see. One of our favorites is the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse. It’s known by locals and tourists alike as a landmark of this beautiful coastline with its solid black and white blocks. Keep reading to learn what makes this lighthouse so special and why it’s the perfect spot for a photo op.

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Why You Should Visit the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse

About the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse

Sullivan's Island lighthouse

Also known as “Charleston Light,” The Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse is located at Station 18 1/2 Street. Although it was built in 1962, it’s considered one of the “newest” lighthouses in the United States. With its triangular shape rather than the iconic cylindrical shape most lighthouses have, it is also recognized as one of the most modern lighthouses in the country. “Charleston Light” is maintained by the National Park Service with help from the United State Coast Guard. It’s not open to the public but can easily be observed from the beach and the surrounding grounds.

What Makes the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse Special

The lighthouse is a well-loved and admired landmark of not only Sullivan’s Island but the Charleston Coast as a whole. It’s perfect for the backdrop of any beach picture and perfectly captures the local charm of the area. If you are a lighthouse lover, this unique structure should be at the top of your list of sites to see on your vacation!

Stay on Sullivan’s Island with Charleston Coast Vacations

Now that you know all about the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, it’s time to book your stay. Our collection of rentals on SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, in addition to the nearby islands of FOLLY BEACH and ISLE OF PALMS, provide you with tons of incredible choices for your family beach trip. Our rentals feature new renovations, flawless decorations, ocean views, and special amenities to ensure you have a top-notch comfortable stay. Plus, our concierge team can help you plan your trip every step of the way.  

Start planning your Charleston getaway by browsing our VACATION RENTALS. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lowcountry! 


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