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Hilton Head Island’s Most Famous Landmark


The world famous Harbour Town Lighthouse is probably the most iconic landmark on Hilton Head Island. When you see a photo or advertisement with the famous red and white striped building, you instantly know that it’s Hilton Head Island!

There are 114 stairs to the very top of the light and those who make the climb are rewarded with a gift shop, museum, and a view that seems to go on forever. The top level viewing deck provides panoramic views of the Calibogue Sound, Daufuskie Island and Hilton Head Island and offers some of the most beautiful views on the Island. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the water, marsh, Harbour Town Golf Links fairway and marina that go on for miles in all directions.

Climb the steps of the Harbour Town Lighthouse for a self- guided “Legends Tour” in the Historic Museum. Explore the Island’s rich history and learn about the creation of the lighthouse. You will also see Civil War era photographs and artifacts as well as other ancient artifacts that date back to as early as 3000 to 5000 BC.

In addition to the best views in town, you will also have the most elevated shopping experience at the Top of the Lighthouse Shoppe! This unique and popular boutique has over 2,000 items for sale, many of which are crafted exclusively for the store. Take home a souvenir from Hilton Head that will remind you of your time spent on the Island. Choose from fine crystal, lighthouse figurines, Harbour Lights collectibles, t-shirts, local art, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and more!

The Harbour Town Lighthouse in Sea Pines Resort is a must see for anyone visiting Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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