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Chatham Lighthouse

Address: Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
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Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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Massachusetts
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374 reviews 374 reviews
107 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We love visiting in the winter when there are great pictures of the snow swirling around, especially on the sandy beaches. The lighthouse is a great backdrop for the winter beach pictures if you can brave the winds!

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Nashville, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My son is military bound and loved seeing the working light house that is occupied by the coast guard, it's worth seeing!

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was one of three Cape Cod lighthouses we viewed and I was happy we did. It was very scenic. The parking lot fills up quickly but people came and went so we were able to get a space.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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188 reviews 188 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Ok it's just a light house, but one with a great deal of history and a true landmark of Chatham and Cape Cod. There are great views from this location. A few times a year you can go inside and climb to the top for a great experience. You have visited Chatham unless you park at Chatham Light.

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Worcester, MA
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168 reviews 168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When in Chatham stop by the light house - it has a lot of history and beauty. "The Finest Hours" was recently filmed in Chatham and the Lighthouse. The beach below is a beautiful walk. Parking is limited.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It´s a wonderful place. It was a surprise for me. The lighthouse is one fantastic jewel among many others in MA..

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great setting for photography - one side is the Chatham lighthouse, the other the ever shifting sand bars off of the Chatham shore line.

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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We often come here from Harwich Port during noreasters to watch the ocean and hear it roar. When the sharks are around it is fun to watch the folks tagging these great whites.

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Tucson, AZ
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119 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The lighthouse is nice to look at-you can't go in. Across from the lighthouse, there is a viewing area of the beach with paid binocular machines. There wasn't a lot to see. There was a seagull on one of the machines that wasn't at all intimidated by seeing a person. It's ok but there are other nice sights on Cape... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went here for a morning run and was mesmerised with the beauty of this location. Since I was here in November the beach was deserted mostly but nonetheless very scenic.

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