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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, Landmarks
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Owner 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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Meridianville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

If you like lighthouses, this is a good one. The only drawn is the $6.00 it cost to enter the Harbor Town area (stores, restaurants, and housing area). You can set in a rocker, look at the yachts and dream!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Some may not be happy about paying five dollars per car to enter the area, but it is a beautiful place to visit. We loved the view of mossy trees shading the drive and gorgeous homes on the way to Harbour Town. The marina is delightful with adorable shops/treats and playground for kids of all ages. Older kids were climbing... More

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Unteraegeri
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141 reviews 141 reviews
64 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to go to. The Museum shows the history of the development of Hilton Head Island, and the view from the very top is great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

It is very good maintaining place. You can walk around the area or going up there. Walking around the harbor is cool. We love watching many old trees near the lighthouse.

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Mississauga, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I read a recent review that said that coming to Sea Pines and Harbour Town was not worth the hassle or the $6 daily charge. I feel for them, if they had done a bit of research they would have discovered the Forest Reserve, South Beach, Sea Pines Club and lots of wildlife and beaches. I hope they come back... More

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice shops and places to eat all around the lighthouse. Lots of rocking chairs under the live oaks that hang over the boardwalk. The walk to the top of the lighthouse has many interesting articles, artifacts, and photos of earlier times on HHI. Great view from the top. There is a park on the grounds that the smaller children seemed... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very close to many of the hotels at Harbor Pointe. Great little boardwalk around the Marina to the lighthouse. It is not that tall and the climb up is pretty easy. You get a great view from the top of the beautiful shore and properties nearby

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to the "lighthouse". Not a working lighthouse, but one you can climb for a nice view. The harbour is beautiful, especially if you like gawking at other people's yachts! Some cute shops and restaurants and a nice way to spend an hour or two.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

To get to the lighthouse and the marina and the shops and anything else in Harbortown, you must pay a day use fee of $6. In cash. There aren't too many shops or restaurants anyway. Basically, we paid $6 to drive through a large private neighborhood. Disappointing. There are many better uses of your time on the island.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Get your heart rate up as you climb 100+ steps to the top for a 360 degree view of Harbour Town, the Sound and Daufuskie Island. Take time to read the exhibits as you climb and you'll leave with much knowledge of the area dating back to the days of the American Indians.

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