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North Island Lighthouse

North Island Lighthouse – Winyah Bay, South Carolina


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The North Island lighthouse guards the entrance to Winyah Bay in Georgetown County. The current lighthouse was built in 1867, after the former lighthouse was burned in the Civil War.

Georgetown Lighthouse SC

Dan Christie of Akron, Ohio, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

SCIWAY visitor Dan Christie of Ohio tells us that “on one occasion the storm surge raised the water level to the bottom window of the lighthouse, which is easy to imagine. We loved the tour, and saw dolphins, pelicans, seashells and even a bald eagle. I love South Carolina, thank you!”

In 2001, the lighthouse became part of the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center Heritage Preserve. Find out more about the history of the North Island lighthouse.

North Island Lighthouse

Steven Faucette of Williamston © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Love lighthouses? Check out SCIWAY’s SC Lighthouses Guide.

North Island Lighthouse Info


Address: Winyah Bay, North Island, SC 29440
Website: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/managedland?p_id=64

North Island Lighthouse Map



North Island Lighthouse – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of North Island Lighthouse, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


2 Comments about North Island Lighthouse

Wendy LeyesNo Gravatar says:
September 14th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

In 1926, my mother and her family were living on the island, and the only other family there was the lighthouse keeper and his family. It is my understanding that my grandfather took care of a radio station/relay that he maintained for the U.S. Navy. I would dearly love to go there once.

arielNo Gravatar says:
March 25th, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love lighthouses – what a beautiful sight!

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