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Port Isabel Lighthouse

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Awesome views

This little lighthouse is an educational and inexpensive thing to do if you're in the area. The... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Jay G
El Campo
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Not a must but is worth visiting!

The Lighthouse looks pretty nice from the outside and I was able to take some great pictures of it... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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You can see the entire South Padre Island from atop this historic lighthouse, first lit in 1853. A replica of the lighthouse keeper's cottage is on the grounds.
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421 E Queen Isabella, Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2412
+1 956-943-7602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend visiting the lighthouse not only for the historical value but also for the view you get when you reach the top!! The spiral staircase is beautiful and quite wonderful to walk up and you have to appreciate the craftsmanship when you get to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So dirty, bathroom, door full of prints, staff goofing around behind counter. Will never go in again

1  Thank pfcassidy
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We are visiting L.H. and the town, museum 2 blocks away was very accommodating people friendly, good shopping in the area and restaurants.

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Nothing special, it's an old lighthouse. Wasn't able to visit last year because it was being "renovated".

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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It is free to enter the area but there is a small fee to go up in the lighthouse. We opted to just walk around and not climb all the stairs to the top. We stopped around lunch. Parking can be a little tricky so...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This little lighthouse is an educational and inexpensive thing to do if you're in the area. The small entry fee is definitely worth it for the views from the balcony at the top. They don't allow children under 4 years old to climb the stairs,...More

1  Thank Jay G
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We had the chance to come check out the lighthouse this time around since last time we didn’t. There is a small fee to enter and there are plenty of steps but the view is awesome. You can see south padre and port Isabel. Not...More

Thank Yvonne G
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Not a fancy lighthouse, but it is well maintained. Can go in the visitors center and see and read history about the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Also can go inside the lighthouse and climb it to the top and look around from the balcony.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Great place to bring kids for pictures, read some history, and very close to cute shops. Also close to an ice cream shop.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

The Lighthouse looks pretty nice from the outside and I was able to take some great pictures of it. Unfortunately it was closed the day I was there so I was not able to go up :( ... But I walked around and found some...More

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$3.00 each for Senior Citizens