This iconic lighthouse is a great place to drop by on your way to SPI to get an amazing view of the island.
I had to go up into this lighthouse, since my grandmother used to come here as a child. We came on a day when it was only $1 to enter, which was a bonus! The climb up is very steep and gave me a major thigh workout. You also will climb a short ladder to get into the very top.... More
My grandson loved it as well as I!!!He was her on vacation from central texas and he had never seen anything like this...he went home full of stories and got a A on his essay about his summer!
I enjoyed visiting the lighthouse but I found their facilities in need of upkeep, cleanliness, and better service. A few windows were broken. The stairs were unstable, the windowsills were filthy, and at the top, I couldn't appreciate the view do to the fact that it was filthy. I suggest you don't wear a dress, because when climbing the stairs,... More
This was the 1st time I. Had to take my kids to the light house. Thank goodness the observation deck is closed for repairs. I heard it was a bit scary. My legs were sore r days after. I am in pretty good shape but I think it gave me a good workout.
Once you get to the top there is great views all around! If you are afraid of heights and have problems climbing small steps, don't visit here. My daughter, who doesn't like heights, was shaking pretty good by the time we reached the top, but the views were fantastic. Also very reasonably priced!
75 steps up and back down. But worth it! Once at the top you can see all over South Padre and the famous bridge to South Padre. Stop by and check it out.
The spiral staircase is not such a fun experience, but the view at the top is amazing. At the top there is a very narrow walk way and it is impossible to pass by another person, there simply isnt room. In fact, its a single file wak up the stairs as well. I dont recommend taking small children or anyone... More
Don't expect to get a whole lot of information when you enter the lighthouse about the history of the lighthouse itself. The person who takes your money ($3 adults/$2 senior citizens) doesn't have any knowledge other than it is 74 steps to the top. Here's the scoop: The lighthouse was built in 1852 and was decommissioned in 1905. There is... More
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