Lighthouse Island

Lighthouse Island

As part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, the island is accessible only by boat. It has two lighthouses: a small red brick constructed in 1857 at 65 feet tall, and a 150-foot tower, equipped with a Fresnel lens in 1857. Confederate forces removed the lens and damaged the tower during the Civil War so that Northern forces would not benefit from its signal. Captain Sunshine and Coastal Expeditions offer tours to the lighthouse area, or feel free to explore on your own!

  • Lighthouse Island
  • Lighthouse Island
  • Lighthouse Island