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Chatham Lighthouse

Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
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Ranked #6 of 22 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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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! This is a beautiful stop at night -- watching the lighthouse beaming is romantic and majestic.

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Lynnfield
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Four family members visited the Lighthouse. We parked close to town and walked the rest of the distance because there is limited parking at the actual lighthouse and you may only stay for 20 minutes in the close by spots. We waited about 25 minutes to go up into the lighthouse. They have now added some covered tents so you... More

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Bayside, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The changing tides and power of the ocean are magnificent and remind me of who really is in charge. No matter how often you visit it is always a different scene.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a beautiful view! We love lighthouses and this is a nice one! The beach across from it is beautiful. 30 minute parking to give everyone a chance to enjoy the view. You need to park and walk if you want to stay at the beach. This was part of a lovely day in Chatham!

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Detroit, Michigan
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Being from Michigan and used to Great Lakes lighthouses I have to say this one was a disappointment of its type. But we had visited the village and it was must. I know this is not New England's most scenic lighthouse. Check, We did it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've never seen a view quite like this. A beautiful beach is across from the light house. You can use the viewers to see the seals for $0.25 :P

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice place to walk to in the mornings , where you get to read about the history of the Pilgrims that arrived on the MayFlower in the 1620's . There is a beach across the Lighthouse , where there is beach yoga every morning. A most pleasant visit .

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Bronxville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was a bit of a disappointment because the lighthouse was inaccessible. It was also the shortest lighthouse that I have ever seen. It was a good, quick stop on our day of exploring !!!!

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is a beautiful view, but only 30 minute parking. The view is stunning, but the water is rough, and lots of shark warning signs. The day we went, it was very windy...

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Chatham Lighthouse is a must see for lighthouse lovers (or anyone). The scenery surrounding it is beautiful (beach is right across the street). Unfortunately, I did not get to tour inside the lighthouse b/c it's closed for tours on weekends. Parking is scarce. When u do get parking it's restricted to 30 minutes. If planning on visiting the beach... More

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