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Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse

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Address: Sohier Park, York Beach, Maine, York, ME 03909
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Activities: Picnicking
Description: Considered to be the "most photographed" lighthouse, this 41-foot conical...
Considered to be the "most photographed" lighthouse, this 41-foot conical tower sits on the summit of Cape Neddick Bubble, a small offshore rocky islet, looking proudly over the Atlantic.
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Classic Maine-coastal experience.

My kids and I drove along the coast, from Kittery to York, pausing here and there to enjoy the view, which was almost ours exclusively on this blustery, 20-degree March day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My kids and I drove along the coast, from Kittery to York, pausing here and there to enjoy the view, which was almost ours exclusively on this blustery, 20-degree March day. Somehow, the Maine coast was even more beautiful than I expected, and I attribute that to seeing it, in all it's glory, in the frigid temps. It made the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Maine brings some fog - and, so it was the day we were there (Fall 2012). You could barely see the lighthouse from the parking lot. However, it was still a very nice place to see - We just experienced a different vantage point... through FOG. From the pics. online - it's a beautiful spot. Would definitely go again... Try... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful place for picnic! Great place for climbing on rocks and watching the ocean. Will go back year after year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you want to understand Maine without having to ask a single question go to Nubble Light, park your car and just gaze across the crashing surf at the island and LightHouse. Consider that a family with children lived there when I was younger and their clothes hung out to dry on the line. Maine is rugged, untamed and beautiful... More 

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York, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Beautiful setting. Wonderful photo opportunity with the lighthouse in the background and waves crashing against the rocks. Lobster boats,people fishing and a great little gift shop.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Although we visited off season, this is a wonderful view of the coastline and light house. This is a great place for a picnic on a summer's day. Bring your camera, it's a shot you don't want to miss.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cape Neddick Nibble Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and most beautiful lighthouses in Maine. It has a regal look and it magically changes as the sun rises and slowly moves toward setting time. There is a great gift shop as well as places to perch and take in all the beauty of the lighthouse, the complex, and of... More 

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Sanford, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is beautiful to see Nubble Lighthouse lit for the holidays! Usually the lights go up in November and stay until late January!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Thankfully we were able to visit this amazing place in Fall! Oh my! So beautiful.The lighthouse was serene and the first day was super cloudy and you couldn't see much, but the 2nd day was clear with a few bright white cumulus clouds. The surrounding town is a beautiful drive and it seemed like everything is so close together. But... More 

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York, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have to visit the "Nubble" and see the lighthouse. Gorgeous vistas and stunning views! Pack a picnic lunch or a snack and watch the waves crashing on the rocks. Very popular area for scuba diving. Ice cream also available at Fox's or nearby Brown's Ice Cream. Notice the pulley that connects the mainland with the Nubble. Legend has it that... More 

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