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Harbour Town Lighthouse

Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
803-785-3333
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Ranked #25 of 60 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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boston
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198 reviews 198 reviews
89 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Located in Sea Pines Plantation ($6 fee/car to enter this private plantation), Harbour Town features several fine clothing and home décor stores, gift & jewelry, art and craft shops. There are several restaurants (fine and casual), two or three ice cream shops and of course the Lighthouse and its small museum and gift shop. The harbor also has several areas... More

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Austin, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We spent about half a day wandering Harbor Town, including checking out the lighthouse. There are great, very fun shops and restaurants. Also, there are wonderful boats to look at. If you're in the Hilton Head area, it's definitely worth paying for the Sea Pines daily pass so as to check out this great little community and their lighthouse.

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Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's a cute little shopping area & great place to grab lunch but it's a pretend lighthouse. The area is worth the $6 visit but the mock lighthouse is just a decoration. Don't be sad, just have a drink at the Quarterdeck & watch the beautiful boats.

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

this is the coolest laid back lighthouse town... The boats here are unbelieveable and all the classy shops lots of really good restaurants... Come as you are and you will fit right in !!!

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Bossier City
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very small lighthouse; terrible parking nearby; not like most lighthouses in that it is wooden and very short. Some interesting photographs in each landing in the stairs, with a tiny shop at the base and another gift shop at the top. Entry fee of $6 per car just to drive into the Sea Pines area. Lots of shops and several... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

For $6 you can ascend a lighthouse that was never used as a lighthouse! It is fun to walk up the stairs and see the nice views of the harbour and the amazing approach of the famous 18th green at the Harbour Course. The lighthouse does have an operating light, but was never commissioned for use. Good family activity.

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SC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cute for pictures very small lighthouse. Over priced. but if you have never been to a light house it is worth it.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The views are great of the area, but this is a tourist trap. They charge $6 to drive to the area where the lighthouse is. Then another $3.75 per person to go to the top. No history on the lighthouse really, just the area. They don't limit the number of people that can go at a time either so it's... More

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a nice lighthouse to visit. There are places to stop and rest as well as things to see on the 114 step climb. The view from the top is worth the climb.

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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

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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