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Harbour Town Lighthouse

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Address: Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
Phone Number: 803-785-3333
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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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Must See in Sea Pines!

If you are staying in Sea Pines, you definitely want to check out Harbour Town! Shops/restaurants & the marina! The main attraction is the lighthouse, but there are plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not visit with young children unless you want to argue with them the entire time about all of the things they want to buy at each level of the steps!

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Thank pavo2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance is only $4 per adult, so it's pretty cheap, which is good because it's not your typical lighthouse. It's not an actual functional lighthouse, so it's important to know that going in. It's roughly 100 stairs to the top with different museum items on the way up. Views from the top are really nice, especially near sundown. It's... More 

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Thank Taylor W
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your typical lighthouse, but an attraction as part of the shopping complex and next to the marina. Parking is not very good. An entrance fee is taken, I think $3-4 each person because they say its also a museum. Note you have to pay a toll on the only road to the lighthouse, I think it was... More 

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Thank whodoyouknow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to get to if you use the trolly, which I definitely recommend. Tons of history all along the climb to the top where you will find a great gift shop before going out to see beautiful views of Sea Pines, Daufuskie Island and the waterways coming in. A must see if you've never been. There is also tons of... More 

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Thank Cameron M
Seminole, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is iconic as ever! Brings back so many memories. Gregg Russell is still singing there

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Greer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come and get ice cream and sit on the red rocking chairs while admiring the beautiful yachts. Live music at night is nice to listen to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Information on the way up was interesting- steps can get crowded with other travelers. View from the top is beautiful, but not worth the money for a 15 minute attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying in Sea Pines, you definitely want to check out Harbour Town! Shops/restaurants & the marina! The main attraction is the lighthouse, but there are plenty of other things to do here (boating, water sports, boat tours).

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Thank pennstateshah
Sevierville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There for the beauty of having one and they charge to enter the area while it was underwhelming. From the Omni we went to see the lighthouse as I love visiting them and it was disappointing.

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Thank Julio G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd visit this week to the lighthouse and the surrounding area. It is one of the best places to watch the Sunset and relax with family. There are shops surrounding the lighthouse. A great place to bring kids and visitors. Would definitely recommend to any one who visits the area.

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