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Pemaquid Point Light

Bristol, ME
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Bristol
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Libraries
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
Owner description: Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827, the lightkeeper's house is a museum and an art gallery is located on the grounds... more » Owner description: Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827, the lightkeeper's house is a museum and an art gallery is located on the grounds of this scenic lighthouse. « less
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Acton, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The lighthouse is picture-postcard perfect, and the view is terrific. There is room to spread out a picnic if you want, and there is ample [parking.

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Yoe, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Pemaquid point is an amazing beautiful area. The beach, full of dinosaur egg rocks, made for a great adventure in finding a geocache there. Be careful, they are slippery in spots and not always stationary ( the beach kept some of my DNA when I fell and scrapped my knees pretty bad) The coast is just so picturesque , got... More

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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We love visiting Pemaquid Point. We visit South Bristol Maine every year in early fall and always make a point to see Pemaquid Point. It is a breathtaking view, very calming - allow time to sit out over the rocks and soak up the coast for everything it has to offer! There is a nice museum and you can climb... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A wonderful lighthouse and museum on the coast of Maine. The setting is breathtaking and the guides were wonderful and very informative. This is a memorable attraction.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were taking our first trip ever up the Maine coast and on a whim decided to go out to the Pemaquid Light. So glad we did!! We stopped at a few different lighthouses and our family agreed that this was the best of all of them. Beautiful scenery and the crowning glory was being able to go up the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Visit the lighthouse first, then sit on the rocky cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and soak up the sounds, sights and smells of the waves crashing over the rocks. Bring binoculars too so you can watch working lobster boats.

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Titusville
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1,083 reviews 1,083 reviews
759 attraction reviews
796 helpful votes 796 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

One of the challenges of visiting the Pemaquid Point Light is to try to catch the reflection of the lighthouse in the pool of water along the rocky shore. It takes very calm conditions and a bit of an overcast to get it just right, but when you do it makes a great picture. It is a wonderful family experience... More

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Washington, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have always enjoyed going out on the ledges to sit and watch the ocean waves hitting the rocks. You can hear the lobster boats plying the waters and watch the lobstermen pulling their traps. You can take your dog on a leash and sit with them atop the highest ledge. It's very relaxing.

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Bailey Island ME
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Take your kids to see this piece of history. It will educate and make memories for you all. It is near enough to other great places to visit, so you can plan a full day.

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Brackney, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This was our favorite stop on our Maine vacation! The lighthouse is gorgeous, and you can actually go up into it and tour the museum. The coastline is rocky and spectacular for pictures, you can also go out on the rocks and get an amazing view from any direction! There is a gift shop and restaurant within waking distance as... More

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