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South Haven Lighthouses

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Address: Water Street, South Haven, MI
Phone Number: 800-764-2836
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Beautiful historic landmark and beach area

I came here with my family in July 2016. I had never been to South Haven and it was a real treat. Nice stroll downtown and along the water, and a great beach for the kids to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
AngelK916
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here with my family in July 2016. I had never been to South Haven and it was a real treat. Nice stroll downtown and along the water, and a great beach for the kids to play. The lighthouse is cool - I didn't rate it excellent just because it is a bit of a rough walk for the... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove up to South Haven to stay at a house that our friends rented for the week. I enjoy seeing Lighthouses and the one in South Haven is a good one to see. We watched the Lighthouse at Sunset on the beach. It was a beautiful sight.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived in South Haven with a family group of 15 - ranging in age from 1 to 85. We parked in town and decided to stroll down to the pier and harbor area before we shopped. It was downhill which is great heading down, but coming up it was difficult for the 85 year old. By the time we... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk out the light house is great for families. Grandpa who is not so steady on his feet anymore had to be really careful because the surface isn't even but he managed fine. Another day we went out during a high seas day and loved getting splashed by the waves. During that time the surface past the light house... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't realize when I headed to this lighthouse that it would be near a public beach. It was very difficult to get to and parking was at a premium. I managed to find a parking place that wasn't too far away from the lighthouse. However, I was traveling with my dogs and the public beach did not allow dogs... More 

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Thank Susan F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice stroll to the lighthouse from the beach - easy access from downtown South Haven and worth the walk. Have been to the lighthouse in the fall and the waves can reach the walkway and become slippery so be careful with small children....

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Thank Vanessa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to spend a romantic evening watching the sun go down over the lake. After the sunsets the lights along the pier will light up. And you can also enjoy watching all the boats come in off the lake. It like watching a parade.

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Thank HonestOwlAdvise
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have to go out to the lighthouse at least twice-once during the day and once at night. Such different feels. Make sure to watch your step, though. Some of the walkway if very uneven. Of course, it's over 100 years old so that's expected. Just be careful.

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Thank awiggins7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an easy walk from town and it was a beautiful day. If you enjoy lighthouses this is a good one.

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Royal Oak, Michigan, USA (suburb of Detroit)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can, of course, walk along the concrete causeway to reach the lighthouse, stopping to rest along the way and wave at the many boats coming and going from the harbor - great good fun! However, if walking isn't easy for you, you can still get a close-up look at this SoHA icon aboard the Michigan Maritime Museum's tall ship... More 

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