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Chatham Lighthouse

Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visit the lighthouse on every visit. This year i finally got a piece of local artwork, a painting of the lighthouse, to take home with me.

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You will find few spots on the entire East Coast that can equal the view at The Light. A beautiful setting, great scene, historic, easy to find on a drive down main street

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We came by during the day, stayed in the area longer than anticipated. I told my husband I wanted to see it again at night, I'm so glad we did! It was a beautiful sight to see!

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
78 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a lovely lighthouse to look at but you can not get near it and can only really see it from the road. A five minute stop max is really all it is to take a picture. I would not go out if my way to see it although if in Chatham anyway go find it.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is picture perfect in a great spot. Well preserved well worth a visit. Lots of people stopping for that perfect shot.

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This one is good for a drive-by but i wouldn't bother making a special trip to see it. The lighthouse is set across the street from a small parking lot and completely fenced in - for this reason it doesn't even make for a good picture.

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Mts of western NC
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458 reviews 458 reviews
158 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A wonderful area for photos and enjoying the lighthouse and view but parking is tight and the area quite congested with the road being so close. The main road actually separates the lighthouse from the parking area. Yes, even trucks go by with all the noise. You have to be on your toes which spoils what could be a remarkable... More

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The Midlands
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17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is on the tourist trail, particularly for coaches so gets quite busy. It is a very ordinary looking lighthouse which you can only view from the road, 200 meters away.

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Toronto, Canada
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456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Chatham Lighthouse is perched atop a small bluff which affords a nice view of the sandbars and marshes off the east coast. The lighthouse is actually quite small and unremarkable but is nonetheless a quintessential New England structure - it is the sole survivor of twin lighthouses which used to exist on the same site. The early morning light... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Cape Cod at its best history and view…just avoid the water if the seals are around..seals=sharks take time to enjoy the beach the history the best of nature

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