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Harbour Town Lighthouse

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Address: Harbourtown's yacht basin, Hilton Head, SC 29938
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+1 803-785-3333
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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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Nice lighthouse!

Lots of history with this lighthouse. Harbour Town is a nice area and several restaurants and shops in the area. It will cost you $6 to drive to this area and appears to be an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mjr51750
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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I might be biased as I just love lighthouses, but it really is such a significant building in the area. The museum inside really is worth checking out. Also, there is a little shop at the bottom and one on the top with really cool stuff.

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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of history with this lighthouse. Harbour Town is a nice area and several restaurants and shops in the area. It will cost you $6 to drive to this area and appears to be an upscale area of Hilton Head.

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new york city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to pay $8 to enter Harbour Town. This is not a toll or bridge crossing fee. Drive to Harbour Town and say this is it ? 3 restaurants, an ice cream parlor, souvenir store and marina. Parking is not plentiful unless you are staying in one of the hotels/inns/condos. Finished visiting in less than 2 hours (including the... More 

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Griffin, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is perfect for a night time get away. The light house is calm and has a soothing affect on any who are able to see it's glow. The only downside is that you must pay $6.00 to get in.

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Canon City, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day at Harbour Town. We attended the Spring Fest which included a sidewalk sale, local band Deas-Guyz in concert and climbing the lighthouse. We had ice cream from the Cinnamon Bear Country Store and sat out in the red rocking chairs to enjoy the sun. My granddaughter enjoyed playing in the park with many children from... More 

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Harbor Town Lighthouse is the iconic symbol of HHI is a must see if you are on the island. Even though it is just a museum and gift shop it does cover the history of the island. Also makes a great picture.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Makes you feel you are next to the sea. Pretty picturesque area that has been cleaned up after the hurricane. Nice shops to stroll through.

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Thank JillConnecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out in Sea Pines, on Hilton Head Island, is Harbour Town. Filled with touristy stores with really no appeal but a few restaurants that were full of regulars. We spent some time with Faye at Lighthouse Realty and she told us all about the areas of the island. A nice drive - cost $6 for a day pass.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to a lot of lighthouses in Maine and on Cape Cod, I guess I am a little jaded. The view from the top is nice, but nothing really extraordinary, although perhaps at sunset it could be. It is a steep narrow stairway climb to the top (where there is another gift shop), but I guess it would be... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it is a must see. The views are great, we spent like 15 minutes there half of it climbing and going down. On each floor there are pictures and memorabilia you can look at, but it is cramped so if there is a lot of people going up and down it can be tight while you are trying... More 

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