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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Walked about 15 minutes from downtown Chatham, definitely safe to walk. Made it in time for sunset which was beautiful.

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DeWitt, New York
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were not fortunate to be in Chatham when the tours were offered and didn't get to see the inside of the lighthouse or climb it. Perhaps my rating would be higher if we had taken the tour. From the outside, this is a nice lighthouse and is worth seeing, but we also saw several others on our trip to... More

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Addison, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While in Chatham, you must pay a visit to the the Chatham Lighthouse. We always make sure we stop at the Chatham Lighthouse in the evening to see how the light illuminates the ocean. There is a tour of the lighthouse weekly and it is well worth the time to go on the tour. Seeing the inside of a working... More

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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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