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Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Gloucester
Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really nice place for a walk and to take great pictures. Need to watch your step while walking there and near the water. Even though you can't get into the light house your still able to take nice pictures outside of it.

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Odessa, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The entrance to the road leading up the lighthouse says its private but there was no security at all to say otherwise. It seems to be a hidden place that the locals enjoy fishing at. Wear some good tennis shoes as its a bit rocky and the trail the breaker is uneven. There is a small parking area that says... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Hard to find but the view is worth the walk. Make sure you have suitable shoes for walking on the breakwater

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was my favorite place in Gloucester. The views were gorgeous and walking on the breakfront was so much fun. Gorgeous sunsets.

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Boston
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The way to Eastern Point Lighthouse goes through what appears to be a gated community. There is a security guard at the entrance of the road who just waves Hi as you drive past him. Once you get there there is a small parking area. I did not had to pay anything as I am Mass Audubon member, otherwise there... More

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Natick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Despite the benefit of our GPS we had trouble finding this place. You have to drive through what looks like a gated community and go deep into the beautiful, exclusive neighborhood. It is worth the effort. The hike out to the lighthouse is a peaceful, scenic walk. I would be hesitant taking toddler as it is simply a large stone... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you are up for it take the mile and a half walk out to the lighthouse. You won't be disappointed with the sites, smells and sounds as you walk along a tarred, level road. You can drive out there but on a busy day you might have a problem finding a parking spot. It will also cost you $10.00... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Gloucester Welcome Center told me to let the security guard know that I was going to visit the lighthouse as this is a very posh neighborhood. The drive to the lighthouse is amazing by seeing the many lovely homes and private beaches. The parking lot fits about 10 vehicles, small. The lighthouse is privately owned so you can not walk... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had driven by the Niles Beach, but had thought one couldn't access the road to the lighthouse due to the "resident only" signs. We recently took bikes to Gloucester to ride a nice leisurely loop from Eastern Gloucester to Bass Rocks and back. The area is very scenic with lots to explore. There was a guard at the entrance... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were told to ignore the "trespassing" signs on the road to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is on public property and is bordered by an Audubon sanctuary. There is parking for about 5 cars. The views of the Boston skyline and Gloucester harbor are lovely. You can take a long walk to the end of the jetty or sit on... More

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