HILLSBORO INLET LIGHTHOUSE TOUR SCHEDULE:
8:45 - 3:00
Tour dates may change, please review this
For Future tours and/or updates call 954-942-2102.
- Active member of HLPS on tour date, Join Now,
or may join the day of the tour, or pay the transportation fee.
- Shoes: Flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes, NO sandals,
flip flops, or shoes with heels.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult and 48" minimum height
to climb the tower, a U.S. Coast Guard requirement.
- Transportation+tour estimated time: 2-3 hours, plan accordingly.
- NO pets, the Coast Guard doesn't allow them.
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Mark your calendar for
A fun day at the lighthouse. Enjoy
the cool ocean breezes blowing with crispness in the air. Come to 125 North
Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL on the North side of the Sands Harbor
Resort and Marina. Parking is on the east side of the street in the City
(pay) parking lot. Registration/check-in is 8:30 AM until the last boat
returns. (at about 4:00 PM)
The boat leaves the Sands pier to the lighthouse beginning at 9:00 AM and
every hour on the hour until 3:00 PM. The boat leaves the Lighthouse to
the Sands pier beginning at 9:30 AM and every hour on the half hour until
3:30 PM. We suggest an arrival at the respective pier 20 minutes before
the departure time. Friendly members will register/check you in, provide
you with a wrist band, and assist you with boarding for the boat ride to/from
the lighthouse. A current HLPS membership or a $25 PP transportation fee
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- From I-95 or US-1 drive east on Atlantic Blvd to N. Riverside Drive.
- Turn North on Riverside Drive.
- The Sands Harbor Resort boat dock is 1 1/2 blocks North on the West
side of the road.
- Parking is across the street in the City (pay) parking lot.
Advanced memberships, should be submitted at least 10 days before the tour.
HLPS members have installed signs at 18 points of interests at this U.S.
Coast Guard Light station. You may take the walking tour on your own or
go with a guide who may have answers to your questions. You will probably
want to climb the tower and enjoy the spectacular view from the Observation
Deck. Back at ground level story tellers will share stories about life
at the light station, Keepers, and their families that lived there. Over
at the Barefoot Mailman Statue, a local re-enactor of those barefoot troopers,
will have his historic stories of how “he” walked up and down
the beach from West Palm to the Miami River six days a week with his precious
mail pouch to deliver news to the sparsely populated outposts. Kids (both
young and old) can ask about the weekly 68 mile journey 40 miles walking
and 28 miles by boat.
Map and Directions:
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|Take our quick tour of interesting
features of the lighthouse:
|Entrance from the Hillsboro Club
Lighthouse keeper's Dwelling
| Stairs to the tower
View from the Lighthouse (looking North)
(Click here to view descriptions of our
18 Point Walking Tour)
- Entrance Gate
- US Coast Guard Dock
- West Gazebo
- West Lawn (Grass Area)
- Concrete Parking Area
- Assistant Keeper's Dwelling
- Principal Keeper's Dwelling
- Barn and Storage Building, Now a Dwelling
- Original Entry Gate to the Station
- Barn and Storage Building
- Generator and Radio Building, Now Mini-Museum
- USCG Bell, Plaque and Flag Staff
- Atlantic Beach Access & Horse Patrol, WW II
- Lighthouse Tower and "Beaver" monument
- Memorial Plaques, Barefoot Mailman
- Inlet Beach, Dredge System and Sand Trap
- Old Oil House, Boat Dock and Boat Shed
- What Used-to-be Third Dwelling (Cottage)
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