We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
Phone Number: 803-785-3333
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Serving as the centerpiece of the Sea Pines Plantation, this lighthouse...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 557 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 209
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Fun little outing

While in Hilton Head we were walking around Harbour Town and decided that it would be fun to go up the lighthouse. The fee is $4 and you pay after going in. There is alittle shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Brian C
Add Photo Write a Review

557 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited this place a few times during our visit and really enjoyed ourselves. The cost to enter the Sea Pines Plantation is just $6 dollars. This is probably due to this area being a 5,200 acre private gated community that houses many residential properties that average at least $1.6M in value. This area also houses one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This lighthouse was great. The best part was that it only had 114 steps. We had small kids with us and the shorter climb made it easier for us to take the kids to the top. The view from the top was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Travelers should know that you have to pay $6 to enter the Sea Pines neighborhood in order to visit the lighthouse. Totally worth it. The lighthouse and Harbour Town waterfront shopping and restaurants are great options for a night out. Lots of front porch rocking chairs to take a seat at the waterfront and relax. Kids that climb the lighthouse... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've been to a few different lighthouses and this one is a beauty ! It's not super big which is nice if you have small children, but do take time to see the different exhibits / photos on your way up to the top . One thing , if you plan on going on The Vagabond dolphin tour which is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great view. Pretty!!!!! You can read alot of stuff on each floor, but we had little ones. 4 each $$$ 6$$$ to drive in harbourtown. Overpriced souvenirs in the lighthouse. Items cheaper in the little hut shops right next to it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
24 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I took my five-year old up. She wasn't even interested in the view. All she wanted to look at was the tchotchkes they had for sale. Definitely not worth the fees.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
201 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Before departing the Beaufort and Hilton Head areas, I wanted to take some elevated photographs. So we went to the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head. Fees - $1.25 just to get your car on the beach part of Hilton Head Island, $6 to get pass the security gate to even get to Harbour Town and another $4 to climb... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Go figure, $6 to enter this area. Then you're charged $4 to go into the lighthouse. While the parking is free, it's slim pickings. Two of our party opted for the lighthouse while the rest of us meandered around the area. It was interesting with the different boats/yachts to see but not sure why non-residents are charged to enter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While in Hilton Head we were walking around Harbour Town and decided that it would be fun to go up the lighthouse. The fee is $4 and you pay after going in. There is alittle shop at the bottom and top of the lighthouse and they had nick nacks to buy. The view was beautiful and for the small fee... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roanoke, VA
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Too many people for me and $6.00 just to go through the gates to get there. It didn't matter if you were going there for a $150+ dinner, they wanted their $6.00. Really!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Harbour Town Lighthouse also viewed

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Harbour Town Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harbour Town Lighthouse

Address: Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
Phone Number: 803-785-3333
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Harbour Town Lighthouse and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Harbour Town Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?