Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Beach is a serene wild beach in the northeastern part of Folly Island. It is known for having a gorgeous view of the Morris Island Lighthouse and a road covered with graffiti paintings. There are also some objects on the beach that are covered with graffiti.
Location and Access
To find the beach, go till the very end of Ashley Ave, and you’ll see the beach with large stones on the sand. The walk from the entrance to the beach is about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile. The preserve is open from sunrise to sunset.
Parking is very limited. It is prohibited to leave your car near the preserve entrance. Find a free place somewhere in the street.
Unlike other preserves, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve features an official nude area called Naturist Beach.
Drive along Ashley Ave till the last house. You’ll see a Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve information shield to your right. No parking is allowed at this spot. To the right from the information shield, you’ll see a sandy path. It leads to Naturist Beach.
Naturist Beach features no ‘Nudity allowed’ signs but the police know that it’s an officially designated nude beach. They ask nudists to stay unnoticed to the people living in nearby houses.
- 30 minutes from Downtown Charleston, SC
- 2 hours 20 minutes from Columbia, SC
- 2 hours 30 minutes from Florence, SC
Hotels and rentals
If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:
- Nearby rentals from VRBO.
- Nearby rooms and properties from Booking.com.
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Beach which you can visit:
- Morris Island Beach (1 mile)
- Folly Beach (3 miles)
- Folly Beach Pier (4 miles)
- Fort Moultrie Beach (5 miles)
- Folly Beach County Park (6 miles)