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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Rising Sun, Maryland
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Rising Sun, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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49 helpful votes 49 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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9 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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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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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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36 helpful votes 36 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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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you go to the Cape you must stop by the Chatham light and beach. At the lot you can look down onto the shore or use the pay binoculars to scan the ocean. Climb down the long stair and you are about 100 yards from the ocean. The beach is clean and usually not too crowded. The real prize... More 

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Alpharetta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had heard how beautiful the lighthouse was and it was a must see - what a disappointment. You can't go in it. It is pretty but I consider it a " drive by" - nothing else.

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