Port Isabel Lighthouse

Gulf Coast & South Texas

The Port Isabel Lighthouse was built (of brick) in 1852, and remained in use until 1905. A climb up its 70 somewhat-precarious steps yields great views of the surrounding area, SPI and the gulf, while displays in a neighboring building explain its history.

Occasional open-air shows in summer see movies projected onto the dazzling white exterior of the lighthouse.

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