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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor, ME
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
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Locust Grove, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Be sure and take the trail that leads down to the rocks. Its an excellent vantage point to take pictures

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Ocean View, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to Bass Harbor Light Station to see the lighthouse and walk the path to the left of the lighthouse for breathtaking postcard views. Go down the wooden steps to the stone steps and you are on the cliffs and can see the lighthouse to the right. The views are breathtaking and it is so peaceful. The... More

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It was a nice walk from the campground we stayed at but you do not get much of a look at this small lighthouse. You can't even get around it for the gates. A large sign placed in the worst spot makes a good photo impossible as well. What would be really nice with all the lighthouses is if they... More

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Auburn, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I love this lighthouse (although I am biased based on its history). This lighthouse is beautiful against the pink granite cliffs. The lighthouse has an interesting history. This is the quintessential lighthouse of Maine.

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Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The view of the lighthouse from down on the rocks is one of the best things you'll ever see. This is a must-see when in Maine!

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Fort Worth, TX
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349 reviews 349 reviews
186 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the parking lot you have two options: 1) Follow the paved path down to the lighthouse - beautiful ocean views but the lighthouse is a bit underwhelming as it is small and you can only see it for certain angles as the lighthouse has a family living in it so there are lots of fences around the building. 2)... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you really want to get a good picture of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, put on some sturdy boots, walk down the steps, across the rough paths and then head down over the boulders, toward the ocean and get a shot from that vantage point. I went to a spot that I thought was pretty good, but when I... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

You can view the lighthouse either from the rocks which involves some steps and uneven trails or from a paved walk. You get a different angle from either side but I think to get the best view it should be from the water. Glad we stopped minus the mosquitoes.

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san jose,ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you think it looks any bit amazing as the pictures then you are quite mistaken. As an amateur photographer I was drawn to the spot bit sorely disappointed. If you are there at the perfect time of the year where the sun sets in exactly the right spot, tide is just right and can muscle your way amongst throngs... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely lighthouse. Today we just visited from the top since we had viewed from the water on the Island cruise, but on a previous visit took the steps down to the rocks. Not to miss stop for anyone who enjoys lighthouses.

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