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Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

2 Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College Campus, South Portland, ME 04106
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Fishing
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Washington State
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a small and unique lighthouse. The tour was interesting and was led by a very knowledgeable man. You need to walk about 1/4 mile on a breakwater to get to the lighthouse. The stones have some gaps between them so it is not accessible with a wheelchair or walker. The tour requires climbing up and down on sturdy... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited this light house whilst in the Portland area. It is well worth the short walk along the rocky walkway out to this light house. The tour is great although you have to be able to climb the short ladders to get up in to the lighthouse platform. An internal stairway takes you through two floors to the top.... More

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must see. Tucked in at the end of the road. A beautiful view of Portland and the boats (ships) coming and going. A great hike out to the lighthouse and well worth the 5 dollars to enter if it is open. Nice surrounding area for lunch or dinner. Bakeries also.

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South Portland, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We especially enjoy the tour of the lighthouse and hearing about its history. This is a great place to view a very busy harbor and see the many boats and ships that come to visit and work

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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whats not to like about going out to a jetty and watching all the sailboats, lobster boats, pleasure boats, tankers, and even cruise ships come into Portland Harbor?? Sooo scenic- can never get enuf of that!

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Scarborough, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Brought our kids (7 & 2.5) here and they loved it. You really should wear sensible shoes here if you want to walk to the lighthouse: it requires walking across large boulders that aren't connected with mortar. Mt oldest was a bit apprehensive at first, but once he did it, he was hooked. My youngest was the same and insisted... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to this lighthouse above all specifically because you could tour the inside- and it was absolutely worth the $5 charge. The guides are knowledgable and informed about the history of both the lighthouse and Portland, and the views could not be beat. We ended up spending over an hour there without realizing! Great experience all around.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great lighthouse, but an even better trip to the lighthouse. You park at the little museum at the end of the campus, and then trek out the rocks and you can actually go up and touch the lighthouse. Awesome. One word of warning - that lighthouse looks tiny from a distance, and it may not be a giant among lighthouses,... More

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Vernon, New Jersey
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This lighthouse is one of a kind! It takes a long time to walk across all the breakers. Definitely wear sneakers though because I wore flip flops. It is beautiful! I would return in a heartbeat! It is funny because it is on a community college campus and you would not think it is there. I enjoyed this lighthouse.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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145 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

No trip to the Greater Portland area is complete without a visit to the Spring Point Ledge Light and all the other lighthouses within a few miles. I revisited with two friends who also like to stop here at least once a year. It's one of our favorites because one can walk right up to it, and there are other... More

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