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Always beautiful!

You can't take a trip to S. Haven without taking a walk on the pier to see the lighthouse. It's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Redford, Michigan
South Haven Lighthouse - Beyond Spectacular

What I loved about this lighthouse is the long catwalk, in which the South Haven South Pierhead... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Debbie G
North Port, Florida
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had a running joke in our family about hubby liking lighthouses. Kids all grown now and THEY wanted to see lighthouse at South Haven. We walked out from South Beach. Very pleasant experience. Nice temps and breeze. Very photogenic. A couple of advisories. 1....More

4  Thank KentuckyBreezing
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have yet to figure out why everyone wants to walk to the end of the pier, take a selfie and post it up on FB, but that seems to be a regional thing as I see it on FB all summer long. That being...More

3  Thank runaway2travel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can't take a trip to S. Haven without taking a walk on the pier to see the lighthouse. It's pretty any time of the year too!

Thank boaty8184
Reviewed 5 days ago

What I loved about this lighthouse is the long catwalk, in which the South Haven South Pierhead Light stood at the very end of it. In Lake Michigan, at the tip of the Black River, stands this beautiful read lighthouse. The view is spectacular. If...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to watch the ships come and go from the lighthouse! It’s my favorite Michigan lighthouse. It’s also cool on a windy day to watch the waves crash up on the sea wall

Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I got here on a weekday afternoon, summer 2018. We enjoyed walking all the way to the lighthouse on a warm midsummer evening. We stopped several times and sat on benches to watch the boats going in and out of the harbor....More

Thank capturedbygrace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty view and clean beach. It was very windy and cold today, but it made for some great photos and videos.

Thank spark10804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very small lighthouse but it's something interesting to walk down and look at. Note that the pier is not designed for public access - there is cracked and uneven concrete so don't expect it to be wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately it was a gray...More

Thank Skennedy1983
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This light house is always beautiful. Sunsets and normal days are so scenic. Waves break over the seawall and the beach is perfect. All near the cute downtown.

Thank masantirq
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The beach is very clean and walking to the lighthouse was very nice. The beach is very close to shopping. The only thing is that you have to pay parking and the police is always checking.

Thank mcarpenter12018
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You don't get to go inside the lighthouse. It's a longgggg walk! There's a beach nearby. There are pretty views of the lake from the end of the dock.

Thank 533jessykac
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We love South Haven, and have been going for several years. We always have to walk out to the lighthouse at least once, we enjoy watching the boats coming and going, and the view of the lake at sunset is breathtaking. I have to say,...More

1  Thank Patty S
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Carla C
24 March 2018|
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Response from trueindigo | Reviewed this property |
There are cottages and condos (check VRBO) within walking distance of the light, but I think hotels might be a short drive away. You can use the free parking in downtown South Haven and enjoy a walk past the Marina down to... More
6 February 2016|
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Response from capturedbygrace | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we parked on a side street that had meters. However, we got there right about 5pm, when they stopped charging at the meters.
1 July 2015|
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Response from BSJ3258 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that you can go in. There is a door but it is locked. I would assume no general public entrance. It is a VERY small lighthouse so there would not be a lot to see anyway.