Lighthouses in Harbour Town

Harbour Town Light

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The Harbour Town Lighthouse is a lighthouse at the Harbour Town Marina at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It was privately built and is a private aid to navigation. Although initially ridiculed[] during the planning and construction phases, the lighthouse became instantly popular and is today[] the most recognizable symbol of Hilton Head Island and Sea Pines Resort. The annually televised The Heritage golf tournament has helped increase the lighthouse's fame to millions of golf fans worldwide[], and the 18th hole at the Harbour Town Golf Links has become one of the most popular and recognizable finishing holes in golf.[]

History

Building of Harbour Town Lighthouse was started in 1969 by Charles Fraser and completed in 1970. It is a hexagonal column with a red observation deck or gallery below the lantern. The column is stucco on metal lath over plywood with a height of 90 feet (27 m). Its daymark is alternating red and white bands. It has a white light that flashes every 25 s.

The lighthouse was privately built as part of Harbour Town Marina and Sea Pines Plantation. It is open for the public to climb. There is a small fee for a day pass to the Plantation and another small fee for admission to its lighthouse.

Current

The Harbour Town Lighthouse is now a tourist and wedding destination for Hilton Head Island. The privately owned lighthouse also features a museum and shopping center.

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Andy Strickland
18 June 2016
Climb the light house for a wonderful view of the harbor, golf course and surrounding islands.
Derek Fromson
30 August 2014
Excellent view of the sunset, the harbor and Harbor Town. 114 steps to the top. No elevator to the top. Kids under 5 are free. Adults pay $3.75 to climb to the top. Lighthouse closes at sunset.
Alicia Kinton
9 October 2013
The view from the top of the lighthouse may be beautiful, but the lighthouse itself is pretty picturesque when viewed from the docks
Lizette Conover
22 September 2014
Enjoying griddled blackened flounder and Manchego cheese at the Quarterdeck. Going to climb the lighthouse after lunch.
Luna La Creme
5 August 2013
Cute little light house with interesting info. But don't wear a dress, you'll Marilyn all over the place.
Randy Young
2 July 2011
Get there just before dark and walk the 18th fairway and take in the sunset. Kids can look for golf balls along the deep grass, we always find some.
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160 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

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Mon 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Tue-Fri 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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