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Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse

Address: Sohier Park, York, ME 03909
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking
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Owner description: 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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Speedway, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This lighthouse is very historic and picturesque. Photo ops abound no matter the weather. There is a nice little park there so you can get out and enjoy the scenery. I have seen drawings and painting and photographs for years before and it is unchanged through it's history. Worth the visit!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You can't actually get to it since its out on an island. So you perch at the end of a peninsula on the rocks with your tripod and camera trying to "get the shot". It was raining/misting for the sunset and there was a lot of wind and waves for the sunrise. All in all a damp set of outings.

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York, Maine
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you enjoy viewing light houses and watching waves crash against the rocky rocky seacoast this is very picturesque and there is no charge to park. The light house can be viewed from level paved area or you can go onto granite rocks/boulders. There are usually a number of birds on island rocks and binoculrs might come in handy. The... More

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Lincoln, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

we purchased a water color print from the artist, a retired teacher, who spoke about the history of the Lighthouse and the Lighthouse further out. He personalized our photo and it is beautiful keepsake of our trip.

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Central New Jersey, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a beautiful stop that deserves your time. There is a restaurant you can grab a snack from (ice cream, corn on the cob, etc) on the grounds, which just enhances the experience. We go each time we visit Maine, as the view never gets old!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One of my favorite stops was the lighthouse. By far the prettiest views and most photo opportunities. The kids had fun climbing on the rocks in between me getting them together for the 100+ photos I took. There was just so much beauty and charm to capture.

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New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a two rainy days, the sun started to come out so we took a drive from Portsmouth, NH to York, ME. In the distance we saw the lighthouse and had to drive to it. It's breathtaking! You can't actually get to the lighthouse because it's on a small island. Still, the area is worth the visit!

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I never get tired of visiting this spot. Depending on the time of year and the weather the view always changes. Bundle up it's almost always cold there due to the ocean breezes. They'll be decorating for Christmas soon, it's pretty even in the snow!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This lighthouse is spectacular! It really is a postcard picture perfect setting of the Maine Coast. Rocky shore, quaint lighthouse. We were there in the afternoon on a sunny day. The sun was perfect for our pictures. We would have missed seeing this wonderful surprise if the restaurant we ate at did not have directions to it on their counter.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was an interesting side trip we enjoyed while exploring the Maine coast. The lighthouse sits out on a little island and isn't accessible. But don't let that stop you from seeing the beautiful views of the lighthouse and the surrounding coast. It's one of the most photographed lighthouses in America, and when you visit, you'll see why. Well worth... More

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