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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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185 reviews 185 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Took a walk out to the lighthouse during a dreary, damp foggy day...it was quite eerie, but all the more exciting! The walk was refreshing and a must do in any weather! Just be careful!

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I took our two small children, it was fun, educating and the staff at the lighthouse were very friendly. It's a shame that they don't have more refreshments there, but understand that it's difficult with a listed building. I hope people continue to support and visit the centre. AND thank you to the staff who left our... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

To get a flavor for Rockland's lobstering community, walk along the breakwater past Samoset resort to the lighthouse. You'll see lobstermen hauling lobsters from their traps, measuring and keeping/returning their catch. It's a nice, level walk as well, across massive granite blocks which form the breakwater.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is really something is my view. You can walk nearly a mile out into the bay over the massive granite slab path. Remember to look up as you walk and not just at your feet like I did for the first bit! It's really windy so maybe take a scarf or a hoodie to cover your ears as the... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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166 reviews 166 reviews
76 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While In Maine, We took a ferry ride right by it to take a picture. I could live there. it is so pretty. Built just like a home but on the water.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We knew we were in Maine just by looking out over the water to see hundreds of Lobsta buoys. The walk is nice in the morning, just don't forget the coffee.

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