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Address: Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
Phone Number: 803-785-3333
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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.
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They lighthouse is cool we did not go up in it but u can do that. There is a gift shop attached to it. There are also other gift shops along with a bunch of expensive shop. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse is a must. You have to pay a $6 fee per car to enter Harbour Town and $4 a person to enter the lighthouse. You have to do this. There are 114 steps to the top with a museum history on the walls as you walk up. This is worth the view a top the lighthouse. A gift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

They lighthouse is cool we did not go up in it but u can do that. There is a gift shop attached to it. There are also other gift shops along with a bunch of expensive shop. The other really cool thing is the marina with all the big expensive yachts.

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Oklahoma, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's $6 per car to get into sea pine (the gated community that the light house is located inside of) and then $4 each to go up to the top 5 and under is free. It's cheap enough but the top isn't all that exciting.

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Saint Matthews, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I liked being able to visit the lighthouse. Parking was not good, but we didn't have to wait long to find a space. I almost ran out of breath walking up the 114 flight of stairs, but it was worth it. The view is incredible!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was surprised at the cost to go to the top of the lighthouse so we only ventured the gift area and the outside surroundings. The setting is an amazing backdrop for pictures but since we did not go to the top, I am not much help in that aspect. There are lots of boats on the marina and shops... More 

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The view from the top of the Lighthouse is worth both the $4.00 charge and the 119 stair climb. The climb is not difficult as it is divided into small segments and there are historical facts on each landing. So you climb some stairs and then get a break as you read the signs and study the interesting material. At... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I visited the lighthouse on Hilton head,sc we walk up 114 steps, and for me i done it to see the finishing hole at the harbor town golf course. I enjoyed the view the only set back was the rain yo have to pay a tole of 1.25 and a 6.00 dollars to enter in too see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Not a huge lighthouse but more interesting to climb than others I've been to because of the displays along the way. There is a little shop at the top.

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Marietta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We actually advised against doing this, but we decided to give it a chance and it was great. It was $4 a person, and an 114-stair climb, but it was worth it at the top for the view of the harbor. As you go up it is a self-directed tour with interesting historical information and items to read as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Cute lighthouse with good history of the island as you hike the 114 stairs to the top. $4/person for adults to go to the top, plus your $6/ car to get into the Sea Pines Plantation. Good views of harbor, 18th hole at Harbourtown Golf Course, Daufuskie Island and dolphins.

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