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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Address: Bass Harbor, West Tremont, ME
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Great spot for a sunset

This is a lovely little lighthouse perched out on the coast, at the very southwest end of Mount Desert Island. It's about a 30-40 minute drive from Bar Harbor. If you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little lighthouse perched out on the coast, at the very southwest end of Mount Desert Island. It's about a 30-40 minute drive from Bar Harbor. If you want to see the lighthouse from below, or watch it at sunset, there's a trail to the left of the lighthouse (if you're looking at it from the parking... More 

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Greenville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The day we were here was cloudy and a bit foggy so we could not see out over the ocean. But, the view of the lighthouse from the rocky side with fog in the area was so pretty. Look for the outdoor bathroom facility in the parking lot. There close to it is a path that leads to a set... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on the recommendation of the Staff at Bass Harbor Campground where we were staying. Excellent suggestion. It was beautiful. They suggested walking down the path to the left of the lighthouse for the BEST view.....Awesome!!!

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Tampa, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As someone who has to visit lighthouses whenever possible, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is always a must visit. Still, visitors should be aware that this is an active lighthouse in which someone lives. No touring this baby. Still, it is something to see. And of course, the coastal walk is beautiful. Plenty of ocean and cliffs. We even had a... More 

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Elma, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love coming here and just sitting and looking out over the ocean and listening to the wave crashing on the rocks. Wear good shoes--NOT FLIP FLOPS!!! Lots of stairs but worth the climb. As the sun sets the rocks are a lovely pink color and makes for a great picture.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Get here before sundown. Bass Harbor Head Light is an operational lighthouse jutting out of the Maine coastline. The area is beautiful and full of old growth pines and sharp rocks cutting into the Atlantic. Very scenic place. Easy to walk around if you can manage stairs.

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Presque Isle, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is one of my favorite lighthouses in beautiful coastal Maine. Located in Bass Harbor and part of Acadia National Park. No charge to go here. There's a pretty good size parking lot. Over to the right is a very short path around the house and down to the light/ and bell. You can actually touch the lighthouse here. (my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I live close by and I love coming here all the time. It's definitely one of my favorite places. The view is spectacular and the lighthouse is so beautiful in all types of weather. I love taking the path down to the rocks and looking out at the islands and the lighthouse. If your visiting Bass Harbor make sure to... More 

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New Braunfels Texas
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can hike down to the lighthouse from the parking area but you cannot go inside. There is also a small trail to the left of the parking lot that will take you down to the water. From there you can get a good picture of the lighthouse.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Love lighthouses and this was cool to see. We walked around both sides of it to take our pics.If you have any mobility issues, it's best to stay to the path on the right side.

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