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Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

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Address: 2 Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College Campus, South Portland, ME 04106
Phone Number: 866-570-5706
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This lighthouse is the only caisson type lighthouse in the US accessible by land. It's still in use, but now automated. By land I mean a granite breakwater. So wear something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This lighthouse is the only caisson type lighthouse in the US accessible by land. It's still in use, but now automated. By land I mean a granite breakwater. So wear something other than flip flops to make your trek to the lighthouse across 900 ft of granite boulders a bit more fun. Tours on weekends in summer led by dedicated,... More 

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A fun way to get a little exercise after eating all the lobster! It is almost a mile out, but it is a very easy walk, just have to watch your step. The views are worth the walk!

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Rossville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's a short walk to the lighthouse compared to the 4,700' walk to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. Be very careful when walking. The granite slabs are not always easy to walk on, especially if it's raining. This one is close to a gift shop / museum.

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Walk out the short rocky breakwater to the lighthouse but only if you're pretty sure-footed. This is not a walk for those in slippery or high heels. Once at the lighthouse you will have great views of Portland Harbor & its working waterfront. Turn in the opposite direction to see nearby House & Peaks Islands. The lighthouse is often open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here first on our trip because you can go inside on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and we arrived on a Sunday. A friendly volunteer met us and showed us around. He shared lots of great details about lighthouses in general and Spring Point Ledge Light in particular. We enjoyed it, but the trek out to the lighthouse is... More 

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Raynham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

$5 per person to tour the tiny lighthouse. Cute to take a few pics but nothing too thrilling. Nice walk along the jetty...good for kids 5 years +...not sure I would take smaller kids if planning to walk down jetty and tour

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You can walk out on the rocks (not too difficult, but a few big gaps) and look around the area anytime, but the lighthouse is only open on the weekends. There is a booth before you go out to buy tickets for the tour, $5 each, and they have some gift shop type items including postcards. The ticket gets you... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Another beautiful lighthouse on our trek by motorcycle to South Portland,ME. Really pretty and we got there too late to actually go inside. They let you go inside on the weekends from 11-3 .

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice light and walk on seawall. Very nice park and easy walk to bug light. The light is visible from all of Portland and it was nice to see up close.

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Bloomingdale, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This lighthouse and surrounding area was great! We walked out on the stones to the lighthouse. Amazing! We took many pictures. This was a great place to see!

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Address: 2 Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College Campus, South Portland, ME 04106
Phone Number: 866-570-5706
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland

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