The Governor's Lighthouse is in Light Keeper's Village near Little River, South Carolina. Even though it is not a historic lighthouse, as are most of the others in the area, it still is worth visiting while you're touring South Carolina. The Governor's Lighthouse is located on the Intracoastal Waterway just off highway US-17, a short distance from the Myrtle Beach Yacht Club. The traditional black and white striped markings of the lighthouse are easily seen from across the Coquina Harbor. Lighthouse planners built this lighthouse for two reasons. First of all, they thought it would make an interesting landmark for visitors and locals alike, especially given the history of the lighthouses of the Carolinas. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it was to be a dedication to all governors of South Carolina, past and present. It was commissioned in 1984 by Governor Richard Riley.