Went later in the afternoon and the lighting was great for taking pictures. It is at the north end of Folly Beach. Park outside the gate and take a walk on a paved path to the lighthouse. At the end of th unassuming path opens up to a beautiful view of the beach, sand dunes and grasses and the lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by water so it is not accessible. Take time to visit. Very nice beach to sit and relax.