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Great Lake Lighthouse

This was one of the best lighthouses on our tour around Lake Michigan to see lighthouses. Easy and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Dan W
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Huntley, Illinois
Love lighthouses

The many faces of lake Michigan seen thru an accessible lighthouse on a walkable pier. Light... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Kathy L
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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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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 27 September 2018

This was one of the best lighthouses on our tour around Lake Michigan to see lighthouses. Easy and long walk out and found fishermen really enjoying the waters.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The many faces of lake Michigan seen thru an accessible lighthouse on a walkable pier. Light station on north side also accessible for walking and fishing.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 21 September 2018

An ideal way to enjoy an awesome panoramic view of the water is to take a peaceful walk to the Lighthouse. It was fun to see families out enjoying themselves swimming, boating and fishing together but the area could be improved with public restrooms (rather...More

Thank jillgarris3
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I have lived in Indianapolis all of my life and I had no idea that a beach was 3.5 hours by car! South Haven lighthouse beach area was really nice. Clean, easy to get to, lots of parking and so close to the water! Pack...More

Thank w0f2015
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

South Haven is such a great spot! The beach is beautiful. Love walking the pier. Lighthouse is nice.

Thank jeneeo
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse is a little from downtown but you can park fairly close to the pier. Concrete on the pier is in bad need of repair but we did not have a problem navigating with a wheelchair.

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We enjoyed our visit. Walked out to the lighthouse. Lots of people doing the same thing. Very friendly area. Parking for a fee at meters and a lot.

Thank Dave-OH
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Enjoyed our weekend in South Haven and the beach was nice as well. We walked the pier that has the lighthouse on it early on Sunday morning. It was quiet and not many people up and about yet so we knew we could check out...More

Thank DStuman
Reviewed 20 August 2018

always a nice place to visit and a nice walk down to it for a great view of the sunset. Just watch your steps going to it. Looks really cool in the winter also

Thank Shelbymann
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Just came to South Haven for lunch while traveling from Traverse City to Chicago. Decided to check out the lighthouse. Nice walk on nice wide surface and fun to see the pretty boats. Beautiful beach! We took a pic of the lighthouse bc of course...More

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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
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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.
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ECfromTA
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.
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