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Chatham Lighthouse

Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
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Plano, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A beautiful look out to behold. Climb the stairs of this historic lighthouse and enjoy the view. Not recommended for those who need assistance. Small children are not allowed to climb up the top. Check their website for days and week that the lighthouse is open for tours.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

you can walk for several miles. Didn't see seals on this trip but normally there are many. Love the fact there are so few people

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Lighthouse was beautiful, unfortunately closed for the season, so we were unable to take a tour. The beach was beautiful, however, we will return in the summer months.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I truly loved this place during my first and only visit so far. Across from the lighthouse is the million-dollar view stretching out across the sea and beach in all directions....great for panorama shots! The colors of the ocean, sand and flowers dotting the shore are just gorgeous. If you continue along down the road (i'm not sure which direction,... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visit Chatham almost every summer, and the recent new storm cut south of here seems to be altering the beach. Last summer, there was perhaps 200 yards+ of beach between the parking area and the waterline. This November when we went back, we were alarmed to see that perhaps half of that was gone. The sea is chewing in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a must-see spot for visitors to Cape Cod. After taking your pictures of the lighthouse, go for a walk along the beach. From Fall, through winter and into spring the beautiful beaches here are practically deserted.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

There aren't many places where you can drive down a slow road lined with lovely old New England homes, park steps away from an essential working lighthouse, and wander a beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Best in the "off" season for parking reasons, or at dusk, but especially at dawn when the sun rises over the ocean horizon and the... More

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Lovely lighthouse across from the beach. Beautiful in Autumn when the crowds have died down. Nice walk from the town of Chatham.

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Baltimore MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is one of the beautiful lighthouses I was able to visit during my Cape Cod vacation. I've attached photos.

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Gatineau, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Cape Cod for one night before heading to Boston. Before heading to Boston we wanted to see the ocean, the beautiful waves and the fresh air that the East Coast has to offer. I looked at the map and randomly chose Chatham Light house, I'm glad I did! It's very clean, makes for a... More

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