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Nauset Light

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Address: 2 Nauset Light Beach Rd, Eastham, MA 02642
Phone Number: +1 508-240-2612
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Free tours of the light are offered from May to October. Visit the Nauset...

Free tours of the light are offered from May to October. Visit the Nauset Light Preservation Society page on Facebook for the dates and times for this season.

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Such An Icon!

The Nauset Light as pictured on the Cape Cod Potato Chip bag is a witness to a time before sonar and satellite guidance for oceangoing vessels. It has been well preserved and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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State College, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small lighthouse is nothing special and it doesn't worth the trip except if you are already at Nauset beach. Not surprisingly it's closed during winter. My note is not lower because of the very interesting information plaque which answer to some interesting question and explains how a few years ago they lifted and moved the lighthouse because of the... More 

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New England
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Nauset Light as pictured on the Cape Cod Potato Chip bag is a witness to a time before sonar and satellite guidance for oceangoing vessels. It has been well preserved and relocated in 1996 away from eroding cliffs, as was the keeper's house. You can walk right up to the light and the oil storage house but the keeper's... More 

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Thank nuendelcapecod
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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113 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a beautiful lighthouse that sits overlooking Coast Guard Beach. The is no parking so you will have to park at the school down the street or at the Beach which costs $20. The Park Ranger allowed us to park for 10 minutes in front of his gate, so that might be another option if its not busy. The... More 

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maspalomas
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A lovely place to spend an hour. We went there late afternoon and the light was magical, we got some wonderful photos. There was plenty of space to park and we were able to walk around the lighthouse and look at the beach. It was fascinating to see the original site of the lighthouse before it was moved back due... More 

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Thank grankan
Chicago
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451 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

How neat is it to drive right up to a big parking lot to see this cute little lighthouse? As a photographer, the best times to shoot are: just at sunrise, sunset, or in the blue hour.

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

You may recognize this light house from the Cape Code Potato chip bags but there is interesting history behind this place. Built in 1877 it was originally in Chatham serving as a twin to the current lighthouse. In 1923 when the wooden lighthouse in Eastham was dismantled, the northern most lighthouse in Chatham was moved here. It has been painted... More 

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Pittsburgh
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This was amazing to see! We went during a tropical storm, suited up in rain boots, pants and coats. It truly was incredible to see the lighthouse from the Cape Cod Chips bag. ;)

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Thank Leslie S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is worth a stop to see this lighthouse if you are nearby. The setting is picturesque, and it is especially beautiful on a sunny day.

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Staten Island, New York
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We spotted the lighthouse from the beach parking lot across the street. Great Photo Opportunities from here. We had no idea that the grounds were public as these other posts say. The Three Sisters are right up the street too!

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this review

October is a great time to visit with no crowds or parking fees. We will continue to have tours on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm until the end of October. We have a Full Moon tour coming up from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27th. More 

Holbrook, NY
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Nauset Light is in a lovely spot and is easily accessible from the parking area. You can walk around the grounds and get up close to the lighthouse.

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