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Harbour Town Lighthouse

Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
803-785-3333
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Ranked #22 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I set out to ride our bikes the lighthouse only to be turned away because bikes for non-residents were not allowed on this section of HH. Cars had to pay $6 for a pass to enter so I offered to pay the pass fee but was told no, that's only for cars, bikes are not allowed. Really?... More

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seattle, wa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went up and down in 15 minutes with a toddler in tow but it was worth the views and the fun photos and history plastered on the walls as you climb the stairs. Once at the top we had fantastic views of the harbors and saw tons of dolphins. Saving us the money we were thinking about spending on... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Parking was a nightmare. Shopping was limited and had lots of hokey souvenirs. To add insult, a $5.00 charge is required just to enter Seapines.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not worth the $15 for my family of four to go to the top, I would have preferred a tax deductably slip of paper for my addmission price. Took all of ten minutes as my kids are not intereeted in reading the limited amount of history blurbs on the way up. Tourist trap.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You can go up inside and see the view. Not much there but a shop and a short climb up to the top. The marina is pretty to see.

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MARIETTA, GA 30068
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

140 steps but at each landing a history of the lighthouse and island. A small gift shop at the top but the view is outstanding of Harbour Town the marina and calibogue sound. Also a great view of the famous 18th hole.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

There are many shops, a few bars & resaraunts in Harbour town. Everything is family friendly but gift shop is high priced. There is a playground for the kids to play in and my kids loved it. Many bicycle parking spots here too. The lighthouse museum is not so high to climb. The historic photos and relics on the way... More

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Mooresville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Harbour Town is a nice little area. The lighthouse is interesting, with historical artifacts and stores on each level going up. It was $3.75 per person to climb to the top of the lighthouse and that price is about right I think. Once you get to the top you have a nice view and can see the pirate ship, dolphin... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We climb the lighthouse each time we go to HHI. My kids have all done it as well, even my 2 year old. There are interesting artifacts and articles to check out on the way up, detailing the history of the island, and the view from the top is gorgeous!

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great for history buffs. Pictures and stories on each level all the way up... The lady at the top was very friendly. (Sabine I think her name was). The evening view was just as lovely.

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