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Chatham Lighthouse

Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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Tucson, AZ
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275 reviews 275 reviews
96 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Bangalore, India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Dennis, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Living on Cape Cod brings us many friends and family during the summer. The first place I take them to is the Chatham lighthouse. Not just for the lighthouse but for the best view on the cape. Looking out across lighthouse beach to the wide entrance to Chatham harbor which is mostly blocked by sandbars, and watching the ocean waves... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visit the lighthouse on every visit. This year i finally got a piece of local artwork, a painting of the lighthouse, to take home with me.

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You will find few spots on the entire East Coast that can equal the view at The Light. A beautiful setting, great scene, historic, easy to find on a drive down main street

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We came by during the day, stayed in the area longer than anticipated. I told my husband I wanted to see it again at night, I'm so glad we did! It was a beautiful sight to see!

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
79 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a lovely lighthouse to look at but you can not get near it and can only really see it from the road. A five minute stop max is really all it is to take a picture. I would not go out if my way to see it although if in Chatham anyway go find it.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is picture perfect in a great spot. Well preserved well worth a visit. Lots of people stopping for that perfect shot.

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