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Port Isabel Lighthouse

421 E Queen Isabella, Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2412
+1 956-943-7602
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Annette

It was ok. We got the tickets for 3 things & this was included or we would not have gone in it. No... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Annette M
via mobile
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It's cash only to get in. Bring water. It's several steps up a steep stairway. Then it's very hot... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Philip G
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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421 E Queen Isabella, Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2412
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was ok. We got the tickets for 3 things & this was included or we would not have gone in it. No AC. Very hot. Like a sauna at the top.

2  Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It's cash only to get in. Bring water. It's several steps up a steep stairway. Then it's very hot at the top. No air circulating at all. Low hangs so watch your head. But nice to see. Great view. Would recommend for someone well hydrated...More

2  Thank Philip G
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Port Isabel Lighthouse is a must see for visitors to Port Isabel/South Padre Island. Admission fees are nominal, and the view from the top is wonderful... It makes a great backdrop for a photo opportunity too.

3  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Cash only place, I think it was $6 a person...FYI. There was a line to be able to go up and view be prepared to wait. Pretty for pictures, there are a couple of picnic tables that are shaded.

Thank AshleyHouck
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

1. Expectations. I am a big fan of lighthouses and have had the privilege to tour several in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Bermuda. I will visit any lighthouse regardless of condition but always enjoy ones such as this that have been restored...More

3  Thank raj0302
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

How fun to visit the local lighthouse. Kids of all ages appreciate the history of the lighthouse. Great photo oppurtunity! Kids loved rolling down the hill in front.

Thank Jill H
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Worth the small fee to enter the lighthouse. Museum was small but informative. Great view. Who doesn't love lighthouses?!

Thank Rmsaunders
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

It was not open when we were there. But it is nice to walk around and we were able to take some pictures in front of the Lighthouse. They have the information on the Lighthouse. It includes how many steps you have to climb in...More

Thank Bobbie B
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Lighthouse is a must hang around place while in SPI on a family trip. There is a market on the weekends and the aquarium and pier is just next door. Its a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Adaar
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stopped by the lighthouse grounds on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately, the lighthouse itself wasn't open yet, but we still had a nice stroll around the grounds and were able to enjoy it without any crowds. There were a couple young girls posing for pictures...More

Thank BarryBroughton
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