Sullivans Island Travel Guide

  • Buildings at the foot of the lighthouse
    Buildings at the foot of the lighthouse
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  • Lighthouse from the shade side
    Lighthouse from the shade side
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  • Lighthouse from land
    Lighthouse from land
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Sullivans Island Things to Do

  • fort moultrie

    fort moultrie is an interesting and historic significant place to visit on sullivans island. fort moultrie was originally built during the revolutionary war and was named after it's commander, william moultrie. on june 28 1776 a british fleet tried to attack charleston. after a nine hour battle the canons of ft. moultrie repelled the british and...

  • Fort Moultrie National Monument.

    We finally visited this fort in 2004 (photo 4). Up to then I'd only seen it from the water. The National Park Service website says that you can tour the fort using the self-guided brochure. And you can.There is a little museum across the road from the actual fort, and you can take a photo of the fort from there (photo 5)Interpretive signs are...

  • chief osceola's grave

    osceola was the chief of the seminole indians during the second seminole war. after the first seminole war the seminoles were pushed into the everglades at the southern tip of florida. for a number of years the seminoles raided white settlements in southern and central florida. in order to put a stop to these raids the federal government sent t.s....


Sullivans Island Restaurants

  • Sullivan's Island's Oldest Restaurant

    We were looking for a restaurant where we had dinner last spring, and went across the Ben Sawyer Bridge, turned right and went almost out to the lighthouse. Then we turned around and came back and stopped here. The decor was interesting - there was wooden wainscoting and above that palmetto trees were painted in tones of brown and green. There were...

  • Looks Interesting

    This place was across the street from Station 22 and looked interesting, but did not look like a place for dinner.Later, when we went to Fort Moultrie, we went here for lunch. The Charleston Post and Courier dining guide (URL below) says:"Handñcut fries, gourmet burgers, fish tacos, salads, soups, specialty sandwiches. 20 imported & micro brews on...

  • Burger lives up to its reputation.

    My wife and I and our four kids (ages 13, 12, 9 and 5) were on the next island over in Isle of Palms and a couple of people mentioned Poe's to us for great burgers so we had to give it a try. It was a Saturday and the place was packed but we were able to find a large table in the back for the six of us. We ordered a round of drinks and our server...

  • Great Food,Atmosphere, and prices

    We have been vacationing on Sullivans Island for over 15 years, and have been eating at Sullivan's Restaurant everytime we are here. Our family found great seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes as well as a children's menu. The prices are very resonable and the atomosphere is great. Good place for family and friends to get together. We enjoy the She...

  • american pub

    poe's tavern is a american style pub offering mexican dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches. excellent beer selection. the tavern is named after the famous writter edgar allen poe who was stationed at ft. moultrie in 1827.

  • seafood

    station 22 is personally my favorite restaurant on middle street. good seafood and american fare. station 22 also has an interesting tropical motif.

  • beach bar

    this is really a bar tip and not really a restaurant. bert's is typical beach bar catering to tourists and locals.

  • Cuisine and Cocktails

    We did not eat here - it was next door to the Sugar Shack where we stopped for ice cream. It apparently is a three star restaurant which serves American food and Seafood. It was given two $$.

  • Ice Cream and Souveniers

    We stopped in here after we finished touring Fort Moultrie and let the kids have some ice cream. They also have beachwear (such as sun glasses, and beach bags) souveniers, and the sign says they have internet access.In addition to ice cream, Italian ice, smoothees, sundaes, shakes, cocoa, various kinds of gourmet coffee, candy (Nancy's home made...


Sullivans Island Transportation

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    Limited parking

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 8, 2005

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    Parking here is very limited, so good luck finding a spot. I found this handicap parking spot at the end of one street. Not sure about regular spots but I got mine. We were warned ahead of time that parking was limited but didn't think it would be this limited.

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Sullivans Island Local Customs

  • Photographing Nature 2

    See I told you, I will take a picture of any thing! I loved the water drops on the flowers, these Morning Glorey flowers are all over, beautiful blue colors. Mother Nature has the best canvas in my eyes.

  • Photographing nature!

    I love taking photos of just about any thing, so make sure your ready with the camera and plenty of batteries, you never know what be be next to you to make you go "If I only had my camera that would have been a great shot!" So don't leave home with out it.

  • Take a walk on the beach

    Go up early and go take a walk on the beach, it peaceful, quiet and the water is warm. Take you dog for a walk or just sit and watch the waves roll in. No matter what you do it is so relaxing here. We got up really early and went exploring all day, we love to get up with the sun if we can drag ourselves out of bed so we can get the most out of our...


Sullivans Island Warnings and Dangers

  • I think this sign speaks for itself!

    Warning no swimming, this is not really a sun tanning lay in your beach chair kind of a beach. The water is really ruff, as you can see the sign became a part of the debris in the water. Low tide seems to be a good time to walk if you don't want to get too wet. The water is warn like bath water. it was a little brown due to a storm in the area, but...

  • Prohibited Beach Activities

    I wanted to see the lighthouse up close, but I discovered that on the road next to it was TOO close. So I walked out along the trail at the end of the road toward the beach. I saw several folks taking their dogs for a walk and there are apparently dog litter bags for their use handily here by the beach. The left hand sign says Pet Waste Transmitts...

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Sullivans Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Not A Round Lighthouse

    This is not really off the beaten path as much as it is NO path. You can't visit this lighthouse, you can only look at it. It is just down the street from Fort MoultrieYou can see the lighthouse from the land, and also every time you cross the harbor on the ICW or go out from the Charleston Harbor.The triangular lighthouse was built in 1962 to...

  • The Old & the New!

    Don't you just love a good lighthouse hunt because I do! Now you've seen the new so take a run over to the Old Charleston Lighthouse. If you look really close to the photo you can see just below the arrow is the lighthouse on Sullivan's Island. From Sullivan's Island to Folly Beach just off of James Island about 20 to 30 minute drive down Route 17....

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Sullivans Island General

  • New Charleston Lighthouse

    We always see this lighthouse as we cross Charleston harbor. The triangular lighthouse which was built in 1962 is not open to the public and has been declared surplus inventory by the Coast Guard. Information on the lighthouse (which we always called the Sullivan's Island Light although that's not its official name) ".. When erosion threatened...

  • New Charleston Lighthouse

    We always see this lighthouse as we cross Charleston harbor. The triangular lighthouse which was built in 1962 is not open to the public and has been declared surplus inventory by the Coast Guard. Information on the lighthouse (which we always called the Sullivan's Island Light although that's not its official name) ".. When erosion threatened the...

  • Beautiful Dunes

    This is a wonderful quiet beach to explore, a Fort, a Lighthouse, great dunes and lots of nature to photograph. Please take the time to clean up after yourself and don't leave any thing but your foot prints behind, and take that perfect photo so you can remember this place always.


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