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Chatham Lighthouse

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Address: Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
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Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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One of the prettiest cape lights

Directly across from the famous Chatham beach this light is a beacon helper for ships navigating the elbow.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great lookout in front of the lighthouse. Tours are limited so we were not able to go in the lighthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Directly across from the famous Chatham beach this light is a beacon helper for ships navigating the elbow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

On a recent road trip, we visited The Cape. We decided our visit would be incomplete without a lighthouse stop. This lighthouse was not a disappointment. If you are traveling through The Cape, and you want a nice, tranquil stroll along the coast, this would be an excellent stop. Don’t expect any fanfare, but do expect to feel refreshed and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Parking was miserable to try and see the lighthouse. People were very impatient and there was not enough parking. The light house is active and tours were not easy to come by. Not bad for a photo but that's it.

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East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed our short visit to the lighthouse. Lots of history of the sailors list at sea, beautiful memorials and a great view.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This area near the lighthouse isn't intended to be a place to hang out for the day. It's a spot to stop, take pictures, and maybe go for a bit of a walk on the beach. The parking turns over fairly quickly most times, so it generally isn't much of a problem as long as people use the area as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a cute lighthouse! We really enjoyed our walk along the beach. The waves aren't high- it would be a good place for families with small kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I could see how the parking here could get crazy, but it seemed like there were always spots becoming available. Once you get out of your car and look at the beach, you'll be surprised by the beautiful views of Chatham sound. The beach seems like it goes on forever, and the cool sea breeze on your face is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Definitely when in Cape Cod this is one of the places to visit. From this point not only one can see the lighthouse but also the entrance to the beautiful bay of Chatham with its beaches of marvelous clean and clear sand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Easy to see of course, pretty, but definitely not the best lighthouse on Cape Cod. There is a giant DANGER sign that kind of ruins it, and the fencing keeps you about 100 feet away at all points, but it's very easy to get to.

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