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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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2 sunset nights

We visited the lighthouse 2 times while on vacation in the evening. It's nice to go to the beach and watch the sunset, but we found out it was nice to have a lighthouse as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I don't think you can go into this lighthouse as it's connected to the Coast Guard, but it's still a pretty one to snap a picture of. And it's right across the street from the beach, so it has a gorgeous view. Don't know how you'd be able to find all day parking here. There aren't that many spots for... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited the lighthouse 2 times while on vacation in the evening. It's nice to go to the beach and watch the sunset, but we found out it was nice to have a lighthouse as a backdrop with the sun setting behind it. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in Chatham walking around and having dinner. The sun was setting so I suggested driving down to see the lighthouse. The lighthouse is okay, pretty standard. The beach across the street is awesome! Such great views and a great place to take a picture! The sand is really great and the beach itself is very clean. A great... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Free! Open limited times and days-12-3 Wednesday's during the summer. Parking is limited and timed. Take the shuttle or walk from town. Height restrictions for children-46" in place if you wish to go to the very top. Narrow, steep, stairs, cramped space but worth it for the view. Can be quite hit and humid at the top so be ready... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I love lighthouses, so perhaps I'm biased. This is perfect for a quick photo op, a picnic on the beach, a few moments of peace, a celebration with friends/family.. you name it! My most recent visit ended up being a cloudy day, but we still enjoyed the view and the grounds. I'm not sure I'd recommend this as the ultimate... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great lighthouse just to swing by and take a photo of or two. However you can also go down to the beach right across the street. There is parking. We really liked the little community of Chatham too. a great place to stay and relax for a weekend.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited Chatham Lighthouse on our recent visit to Cape Cod. We went fairly early, which turned out to be a good thing. We drove to the Lighthouse from South Yarmouth. Not a long drive, but a scenic one through the towns and harbors. The parking is free for 30 minutes across from the lighthouse for picture taking and viewing... More 

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Gresford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We struggled to find the lighthouse as I think there is a bridge out that stopped us accessing it from one side. The lighthouse was interesting in terms of its history, but bit as photogenic (in daylight) as I'd have hoped.

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A beautiful lighthouse especially during sunset. And the seaview is great also. But walking to this place from city center was not the best choice: The walk is approx. 2 miles and most times through neighbourhoods. So stop there with the car would be the best choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a charming old classic New England Lighthouse, no more or less, worth a visit if you like lighthouses. Newly placed Coast Guard vessel out in front of the lighthouse!

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Address: Main St, Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA 02633
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham

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