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Address: Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
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Activities: Driving
Description: Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as...
Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as it stands guard over Cape Porpoise Harbor.
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Short Ride from Kennebunkport

Follow the signs to Cape Porpoise and see this beautiful light house. It is open at certain times. We were not there at the right time but it is still a tranquil place to see a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Follow the signs to Cape Porpoise and see this beautiful light house. It is open at certain times. We were not there at the right time but it is still a tranquil place to see a near by night house of Goat Island. There is a working harbor and several restaurants. Even public restrooms by the chowder house.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Right at the end of a road in Kennebunkort is a rocky landing. Across the sea is Goat Island. It looks lonely and desolate.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You can go straight up to this light house - touch it - take photos! We were not able to go inside but it is a beauty! There are great views in this area.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We paddled boarder and canoed out to Goat Island Lighthouse. Beautiful views from the island. You can go up into the lighthouse for stunning views of Cape Porpoise harbor and the surrounding islands. You can walk around on the island. Nice place for a picnic!

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kennebunkport me
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

one of several islands off cape porpoise.a great boat anchorage,its protected waters are ideal for kayakers as well.watch out for poisen ivy on goat island.camping is permitted one one of these islands.never crowded yet. I live here,I love it. oveit.

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Views of the boat moored in the harbor. Watching the fishermen unload the days catch. Some local restaurants to satisfy the food needs. Picturesque. Can travel onto Wood Island Lighthouse next.

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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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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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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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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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Address: Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise

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