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Harbour Town Lighthouse

Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
803-785-3333
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Ranked #24 of 59 Attractions in Hilton Head
Type: Lighthouses, Shops
Description: Serving as the centerpiece of the Sea Pines Plantation, this lighthouse structure is colored like a candy cane and features a small shop at the top.
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Humble, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a long trip out to the island. I was very disappointed. The beaches are off the main road and hard to find. The lighthouse is not the old fashion kind and has a restaurant in the bottom. We walked along the pier and left after driving forever to get there. I think if you like golf and planned... More

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Columbia, SC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was just $3.75 apiece and did not take very long, but we thought it was worth every penny. On the way up, there are a lot of historical pictures and descriptions. These served to break up the stair climb, and also gave us some history of the island and particularly Sea Pines. Some might say that the history of... More

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was like $7.50 total for my husband and I to go up to the top. The stairs are not bad, but it would be awful if it was crowded. We went at almost closing time so it wasn't busy. Lots of stuff to read and pictures to look at on the way up. They have a few penny machines... More

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Tomball, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was excited to go see the lighthouse but was a bit disappointed as there was a gift shop inside the lighthouse. The view from the top of the lighthouse was good and glad we at least went. I didn't care for the shopping around Harbour Town. It just wasn't what I had expected.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

neat place but not like a typical lighthouse. think that the gift shops should store their boxes somewhere other than in the corners for public view, it kind of detracts from what you're there to see- the lighthouse. it's a little overpriced for what ya get and not sure that they use the funds for renovations with the way some... More

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Toronto
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fees: $3.75 per adult to climb to the top. Stairs only, no elevator. Museum: There is a museum aspect to the lighthouse because as you climb the 50 foot structure, there are displays on the walls all the way up. It is a modest display of island history, but still nice that there is something to see instead of just... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We really enjoyed walking up to the top of the Lighthouse. I was worried that there would be too many steps, but it was actually a very easy walk up to the top. Great little shop at the top and at the bottom. The views were spectacular! This is definitely a must while visiting Hilton Head.

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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Know right off the bat there is a $6.00 fee to get on the island. There are nice shops there. Nothing spectacular though. The lighthouse is ok, $3.75 for all day access..but if you are unable to walk this is not the activity for you. There is no elevator to get you to the top. In my opinion the best... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent view of the sunset, the harbor and Harbor Town from the Lighthouse, 114 steps to the top. No elevator. Kids under 5 are free. Adults pay $3.75 to climb to the top. Lighthouse closes at sunset. Nice area to hang around after descending at dark, with an ice cream parlor, souvenir shops and restaurants. Good for picnics too.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have vacationed in Sea Pines over a half dozen times. Every time down we visit the Lighthouse at Harbour Town. Great views! Dolphins, PGA golf course, the awesome boats & yachts! Good excersise walking up with the great history of the island on display the whole way up! Great for all, kids & adults! Get some ice cream after... More

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