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Rockland Breakwater Light

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Address: Rockland, ME
Activities: Hiking
Description: Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was...
Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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If you are in the Rockland area this is an absolute must. Be sure to bring your sneakers since walking along the breakwater can be uncomfortable and a bit dangerous in sandals or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Leslie S
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South Thomaston, Maine
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South Thomaston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Rockland area this is an absolute must. Be sure to bring your sneakers since walking along the breakwater can be uncomfortable and a bit dangerous in sandals or flip flops. It's almost a mile to the lighthouse if you count the walk from the parking area. A bit difficult for some dogs unless they're really... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Breakwater offers a mile long walk right out into the middle of Rockland Harbor. The views from there are spectacular, with a feeling of being right on the ocean. For those that just want to enjoy the view, there is some seating right along the shore, looking towards the busy port of Rockland.

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Elliston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Don't get in too much of a hurry to get to the lighthouse. The path to this lighthouse is like no other.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Maine, for many visitors, means lobster and moose and pine woods and lighthouses. Rockland Breakwater Light is at the end of a one-mile breakwater, right in the middle of Rockland Harbor. You park near the Samoset Resort (signage to get you there is good), walk a mile on the breakwater to the light, and you're in the middle of Penobscot... More 

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bangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The granite pier is 7/8 of a mile long of uneven boulders with gaps in between. Some of the gaps can easily swallow a leg. It makes for an interesting walk, with the destination being the lighthouse at the end. Along the way there are lobster boats, and the Vinylhaven ferry to observe, as well as sea gulls, eiders, loons... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On a nice day with a little breeze you get to see a variety of boats up close and personal. Be careful with little children as many of the stones are uneven with considerable cracks - DON'T LET THEM RUN!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

It was suggested by a family member that we go to the Breakwater Lighthouse, so we did. High tide is amazing as you walk the 3/4 mile walk along the stone wall to get to the lighthouse with the waves crashing all around you. It is truly a sight to see. The lighthouse was closed and we couldn't see inside... More 

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West Lafayette
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We didn't actually walk to the breakwater, but enjoyed the view. That's after we finally found it. Surprised that such an attraction wasn't more prominently signed. And visitor center wasn't that easy to find or helpful either. Nevertheless, if you're in Rockland, you should visit the harbor and the breakwater north of town.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Spent Oct 8 thru 13 in New England; mostly Maine, some New Hampshire, White Mtns. Walked the Rockland Breakwater on a beautiful morning. Would absolutely walk it again next time in the area. Be prepared for some cool winds. I had a light-jacket with a hood and also brought a scarf. Very scenic walk!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Rockland Breakwater and Lighthouse is a good choice and different walk The breakwater is just 7/8 mile long and is a beautiful and scenic walk on sunny days. However, it could ber very windy, When crossing the Rockland Breakwater to the Lighthouse, there is no running water at the lighthouse, which means no bathrooms.You need to bring water for... More 

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