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Hillsboro Recreational Cottages

Coast Guard Lodging Eligibility

Mailing Address:  U.S. Coast Guard MWR Cottages
                             Hillsboro MWR Office
                             907B Hillsboro Mile
                             Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

Season of Operation:  Year-round

Description:  The Recreational Cottages at Hillsboro are nationally registered historic, rustic, beach cottages, located on the Coast Guard Light Station Hillsboro Inlet.  There is beach access to the Atlantic ocean and to the inlet.  Wireless internet is available at the facility.

Facilities: 3 Cottages are available.

Activities:  General beach activities including bicycling, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing (license may be required).  There is no boat ramp or docking available at the Recreational Cottages at Hillsboro.

Recreation Equipment Available:  None

General Information: .  The Recreational Cottages at Hillsboro are turn of the century cottages that were the occupied by the U.S. Coast Guard Light Keepers up until the full automation of the Hillsboro Lighthouse.  Pets are not allowed.  There are three cottages remaining on the property.  Each cottage is fully furnished, including kitchen appliances, utensils, charcoal grills, towels, beach towels, and sheets.

      Beach House, Cottage 1:  A three bedroom, two bath cottage.  ADA compliant main level.  The cottage has two queen size beds, and three twin beds.

      Inlet House, Cottage 2:  A three bedroom, two bath cottage.  The cottage has two queen size beds, and three twin beds.

      Inlet Bungalow, Cottage 3:  A one bedroom, two bath cottage, with a single queen size bed and one pullout couch.

Reservations:  Reservations may only be made via telephone and will be considered in the order in which they were received.  To make a reservation by phone call 954-781-1817.  The reservation office is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.  There is a 14 night maximum stay and a 2 night minimum stay.  When multiple cottages are reserved, the total nights reserved may not exceed 14 nights.  The facility is also available for an Event Package, such as family parties, or Milestone Events, such as weddings, golden anniversaries, and retirement celebrations.  An event request may be submitted up to one year in advance.  Click here to review policy, procedures, rates, fees, and event packages at the Hillsboro Recreational Cottages.

Check-In:  1400

Check-Out: 1100

Driving Instructions: From I-95, take the Atlantic Blvd exit and head east.  Make a left on A1A.  Proceed north on A1A for approx 4 miles until you pass over the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge.  Once over the bridge, make an immediate right and proceed to the security gate.  The Lodge Host’s office is located in the small building next to the flag pole.

Note:  Access to the Hillsboro Light Station and Cottages is via a private easement.  For access to the facility, you must be a registered guest.  Drop-in or day use of the facility is not permitted.  To request a tour of the facility, please contact the Lodge Host at the number above with ample notice that you may receive confirmation at least 48 hours in advance.  To honor the privacy of our guests, tours are not normally conducted if guests are staying in the Cottages.  Access to the lighthouse may be permitted but must be coordinated through the Lodge Host and/or the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS).  For Lighthouse tours and events consult the HLPS website:

Picture: Hillsboro Recreational Cottage
Hillsboro Recreational Cottage
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Hillsboro Recreational Cottage
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Hillsboro Recreational Cottage
Picture: Hillsboro Light House
Hillsboro Lighthouse
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Last Modified 8/18/2016