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Port Isabel Lighthouse

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lighthouse along our way

I enjoy seeing lighthouses. This was a quick stop on our journey to South Padre. For a fee you can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kristi T
Lighthouse climb

This is part of the Texas State Parks Historical Sites but operated by the city of Port Isabel. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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You can see the entire South Padre Island from atop this historic lighthouse, first lit in 1853. A replica of the lighthouse keeper's cottage is on the grounds.
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421 E Queen Isabella, Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2412
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoy seeing lighthouses. This was a quick stop on our journey to South Padre. For a fee you can climb the 70+ stairs to the top. Fun to see

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kristi T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is part of the Texas State Parks Historical Sites but operated by the city of Port Isabel. A fun climb up the circular stairs to see the wonderful view of Port Isabel and Laguna Madre Bay.... challenging, need good walking shoes, patience and a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vintagegreenjeans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by coming back from SPI. Nice little area with shops and dining. Nice place to stop and see the lighthouse

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bjorn5555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not one of the larger lighthouses. Great view from the top 2 levels - an open deck and then the very top which is inside the glass. However, steps going up have only one rail on the wall side, and at the top of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Becky T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since Feb has a lot of fog sometimes....it was too foggy to go to the top. But we had our picture taken in front of the lighthouse and read up on its history. So had to skip the experience of walking up to the top...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Birthday-Gal
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The light house is well maintained. If you have the energy you can get a nice view of the bay and South Padre Island. There is no charge to visit the light house. Iy is adjacent to the Visitors Center and the ladies manning the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Duane B
Reviewed 13 February 2019

While this Lighthouse is no longer a “functioning” lighthouse, it is still great to climb and the view is spectacular. There is an easy spiral staircase and three (3) ladders to climb to get to the top (no handicap accessibility). I would have given this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BigJohn1976
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We were on a coastal road trip to see lighthouses. The Port Isabel lighthouse was the farthest south on our trip. We were there just before sunset and had a pleasant walk around the area. There are cute shops across the street from the lighthouse....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 547jeanneb
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

It's a fairly short climb up to the top of the lighthouse, and the view is pretty amazing from up there. The little building where you buy your lighthouse ticket has some good information about the history of the lighthouse and the area. There's also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chadwb72
Reviewed 16 January 2019

This is a very clean place to stay. It has all of the basic things you need for a trip to SPI.Good beds friendly service. Will go back next Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ronald K
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