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Goat Island Lighthouse

Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Driving
Description: Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as it stands guard over Cape Porpoise Harbor.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Been to this lighthouse many times and at certain times it is even open to the public to climb up to the top! Sign your name in the guestbook - you can easily kayak to it also which we do a lot and then you can walk around the rocks and enjoy the crashing waves on the open ocean side.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
88 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Goat Island Light is an attractive early 19th century brick built lighthouse located off Cape Porpoise, north of Kennebunkport. Originally built as a manned lighthouse guarding the Harbor entrance, the light on the tower is still active, now being fully automated with a 14 mile range lens. Only accessible to the public by boat or at low tide by... More

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Holbrook, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Only accessible by boat but viewing area at Cape Porpoise waterfront is beautiful.............from active harbor area to breakers to rocky lighthouse area right across from casual seafood restaurants/bar.

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Saco, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is another lighthouse near where I live. I've been here quite a few times, and have enjoyed every trip to take pictures of the lighthouse.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Goat Island Lighthouse is a beautiful lighthouse off the coast of Cape Porpoise (part of Kennebunkport). Dropping a canoe or kayak in the water at the pier is easiest way to get there. Well worth the paddle.

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Biddeford, Maine
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This adorable little lighthouse is close to my home.I never get sick of seeing it.People care and are trying to preserve it and its integrity.May its light shine on forever!!!!

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Hyde Park, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

While eating lobster at the Chowder House, we were able to see Goat Island Lighthouse across the bay. When it got darker our, the light came on and flashed appox. 8-10 seconds. Very pretty!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

All of last years work is done. The reconstructed bell tower and the walk way from the light keepers house to the light house are done. I am lucky to have friends who live on the Cape and have a boat to make the trip to the Island. You have to watch the tides and only go at high tide.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Take a canoe, boat or kayak out. Too far to see from the pier. Small light that isn't impressive.

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Kittery Point, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Can only be seen from a distance so one does not see much.

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