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Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
Description: Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester...
Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986.
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Nice little lighthouse. Worth a visit

We were on a quest to see as many lighthouses as we could, and this was worth the short drive from downtown Gloucester. Note that there are lots of signs that imply that only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were on a quest to see as many lighthouses as we could, and this was worth the short drive from downtown Gloucester. Note that there are lots of signs that imply that only residents are allowed on these streets. Ignore those. They just apply to private driveways. You can reach the lighthouse via public streets. Nice view of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Appealing to anyone with a sense of adventure, very scenic views, bring your own lunch, and don't be scared away by the "privacy" signs, you will be welcomed here. This is a fun place for photographers and those with the ability to walk the length of the long jetty. It is an uneven, granite pier, not suitable for handicapped access... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As per the title, you have to ignore forbidding signs telling you that the road in is accessible only to residents and members of the yacht club. Thankfully we ignored those. If you like lighthouses (my husband is an afficionado) this is well worth seeing - a beautifully maintained and functioning lighthouse on a rocky point. From the site you... More 

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Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

you can't get close to the lighthouse and there is nothing else there to see. Neither is the view anything to shout about. We went because we were already in the area and the Sleeper-Macan house was not yet open for the season.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We wish we thoroughly read the advise ... the private signs may make you think to stop and turn around. No, keep going there is a parking lot at the end (they charge $10 if you go between Memorial Day and Labor Day). Fabulous views and the Dog Bar is an amazing engineering feat.

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MA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The walk along the breakwater offers great panoramic views. Can see Boston skyline. Can fish off breakwater. Must pay to park, which fill quickly in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You can't go inside but it is a beautiful site. Ignore all the private signs. You can drive back there and park. The breaker walk is easy and so gorgeous.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love all lighthouses so finding them is fun for us. This one is a little drive through private roads but worth the drive. On a stormy day, the ocean crashes over the jetty and is spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A beautiful point of interest that will likely draw some in and others won't get at all. As a photographer I loved it. I wouldn't give it five stars because it is definitely not for everyone. It's not easy to find because it's in a private part of Gloucester called Eastern Point that has signs advising people to stay out... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife's father was the keeper at Eastern Point Light in the early 1970s, so this was a trip down memory lane for her to go back 40 years later. The light house is on a point of land in an exclusive area. There are lots of 'private' signs, but just be respectful, go slow and you will be rewarded... More 

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Address: Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester

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