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This Is Harbour Town Lighthouse

Updated on July 30, 2014

Is This A Real Lighthouse?

The lighthouse at Harbour Town, South Carolina has become a landmark site for tourists, boaters and anyone captivated by the charm of Hilton Head Island. The Harbour Town Lighthouse was opened in 1970 as a focal point for the Sea Pines Community and a way to attract visitors to Harbour Town. While the lighthouse was not specifically built for the aid of ships, it does have a white flashing light that is visible up to fifteen miles.

Today the Harbour Town Lighthouse is a museum full of memorabilia and historic artifacts displayed on each of the lighthouses nine landings. The top of the lighthouse features outstanding views of the surrounding area and a unique gift shop.

Photo Credits: MareeT

Sunny Day at the Lighthouse

Sunny Day at the Lighthouse- this is the lighthouse looking stunning on a beautiful day.
Sunny Day at the Lighthouse- this is the lighthouse looking stunning on a beautiful day.

Harbour Town Lighhouse Gifts - Cute decorations for a lighthouse theme.

3dRose LLC lsp_61725_1 Harbour Town Lighthouse At Hilton Head Island At Dusk Single Toggle Switch
3dRose LLC lsp_61725_1 Harbour Town Lighthouse At Hilton Head Island At Dusk Single Toggle Switch

A Harbour Town light switch cover is perfect for a themed bedroom or bath.

 

View from the Lighthouse

View from the Lighthouse-pretty view of the harbor from way up high.
View from the Lighthouse-pretty view of the harbor from way up high.

114 steps lead to the top of

the Harbour Town Lighthouse.

Observation Deck

Observation Deck- the very tip-top and there is also a gift shop there where I bought a pretty ornament.
Observation Deck- the very tip-top and there is also a gift shop there where I bought a pretty ornament.

Fraser's Folly (according to some skeptics)

Fraser's Folly (according to some skeptics)
Fraser's Folly (according to some skeptics)

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Lighthouse Candle Collection - A beautiful collection to "light the way".

Gifts & Decor Lookout Lighthouse Figural Votive Candleholder Lamp
Gifts & Decor Lookout Lighthouse Figural Votive Candleholder Lamp

A light-up lighthouse to bring a beautiful glow. Use with a tealight candle.

 
Gifts & Decor Nautical Sandcastle Lighthouse Candle Holder Light Lamp
Gifts & Decor Nautical Sandcastle Lighthouse Candle Holder Light Lamp

Cute sandcastle themed lighthouse holds a tealight in the top.

 

Harbour Town Water View

Harbour Town Water View- gorgeous view of the lighthouse and harbor.
Harbour Town Water View- gorgeous view of the lighthouse and harbor.

Areas to stroll near the lighthouse

Areas to stroll near the lighthouse- I loved this walkway around the marina with such beautiful boats!
Areas to stroll near the lighthouse- I loved this walkway around the marina with such beautiful boats!

Harbour Town Lighthouse Captured in Hand Painted Art Glass

Hilton Head SC Lighthouse SUNCATCHER 11x22 Painted Framed Window Panel
Hilton Head SC Lighthouse SUNCATCHER 11x22 Painted Framed Window Panel

Enjoy this hand painted art glass treasure of Hilton Head Island's beloved Harbour Town Lighthouse. Beautifully hardwood framed and includes two hooks for hanging. Custom order, made in the USA.

 

Rocky waters nearby

Rocky waters nearby
Rocky waters nearby

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      julieannbrady 

      4 years ago

      Ah, I have actually been there! We bought a time share in Hilton Head and used to spend some time there.

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      MarcellaCarlton 

      5 years ago

      It's a beautiful thing to look at. Who cares if its needed or not? We have many useful lighthouses on the West Coast too.

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      5 years ago

      This is neat. I have friends who just moved to the area, I'll have to ask them if they've visited this place.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Fantastic ! Best Wishes :)

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      BeyondRoses 

      5 years ago

      The lighthouse is lovely. I love lighthouses, and my latest getaway was to one here, in Florida.

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      This lighthouse is so bright and colorful with the red stripes. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I love this lighthouse. I had the pleasure of photographing it a few years back and it is one of my most successful photos. The beautiful red and white stripes are quite striking. You have some great shots of the lighthouses. Thanks for an interesting lens. Blessed.

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