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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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Spectacular view!

I climbed the long staircase to the top and although it was a bit more challenging than I expected... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Wjlacy
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South Padre Island, Texas
via mobile
QUICK little side-trip curiosity

Fun little historic light house --not as big as the east coast kind but still historic and you can... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Momwith5kids
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Kansas City
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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 26 July 2016 via mobile

I climbed the long staircase to the top and although it was a bit more challenging than I expected the view was totally worth it. Definitely something to do if you're visiting you'll be glad you did it!

1  Thank Wjlacy
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fun little historic light house --not as big as the east coast kind but still historic and you can go up to the top and look out 360 degrees--unfortunately, the windows do not open up there and in the blazing sun of summer, it feels...More

Thank Momwith5kids
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This was a short, but fun trip. My kids had never been inside or to the top of a lighthouse before. Nice views from the top. A lot of stairs and even a ladder near the top.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse is a great quick trip. It's directly off the bridge and next to some shops and restaurants. The quick history in the visitors center (where you purchase tickets) is very informative. The lighthouse is steep and gets very hot inside but once you...More

Thank SGDaigle
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

So much history!! We did the Light house tour with our two children and they loved being able to walk to the top and look out over the port! A MUST see if visiting Port Isabel.

Thank DesThib
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Reviewed 27 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 22 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 15 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 8 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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