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South Haven Lighthouses

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Address: South Haven, MI
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(269) 637-6424

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Windy day on the pier

We walked out to the lighthouse in South Haven. Lots of fishermen casting into the lake. Lake trout and salmon graced lots of buckets and there were lots of smiles as dinner was... read more

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Evanston, Illinois
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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394 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 said, from town to end and back is something like 1 mile and change depending... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked out to the lighthouse in South Haven. Lots of fishermen casting into the lake. Lake trout and salmon graced lots of buckets and there were lots of smiles as dinner was anticipated! We strolled pn following the welcoming red beacon.

Thank Carehb
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk to watch the fishermen in the morning. May be unsafe for families with small children as there are no railings.

Thank Hikergal66
Jackson, Michigan
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We moved to South Haven a year ago. We walk out every chance we get. It is usually really peaceful. Occassionally crowded and watch the uneven and broken pavement! Also the dogs can be a nusance. They are technically (posted city ordinance) not allowed but inconsiderate pet owners don't seem to think that rule applies to them.

Thank Kathy R
Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A stunning red lighthouse. Great to view from the bluff in South Haven or from the dunes north of the river. And a walk out on the pier for a close-up look is a must, no matter how many times one has done so previously.

Thank Ann526
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The lighthouse sits out on the end of a pier accessible by a pier. The nearby beach is well-maintained and easily accessed from town and with a fair amount of parking. The lighthouse is automated and not as charming as some of the "ancient" ones along Lake Michigan.

Thank Henry B
Vernon Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The pictures are great, but it is hard to do justice to the actual lighthouse. It actually very beautiful.

Thank James S
Traverse City, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Cold blustery day, winds were whipping and the waves were extreme. Wish we could have walked out on the pier, but common sense kicked in. Look forward to returning again in the summer. Breath taking in the winter.

Thank MInone4
Muncie, Indiana
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The beach is a great stop. Spend the day here, walk the pier, and you must be here during the sunset.

Thank indyemmett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice! A lot lf cold wind at this time but it's very beautiful lake!!! Come here to see it! :) :p

Thank Danilagp

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