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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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yes you can

although the entrance from east main street is guarded by a private security guard. the lighthouse and dog bar breakwater is accessable. you simply have to tell mr. or mrs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Medway, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We tried in vain to find how to get to this lighthouse. We went down a few roads that said "Residents only, do not enter" because we new it was down there somewhere. Finally came to an end with even more sterner warnings, so we figured we could not go any further and turned around. We did read that is... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

although the entrance from east main street is guarded by a private security guard. the lighthouse and dog bar breakwater is accessable. you simply have to tell mr. or mrs. security officer your visiting the lighthouse and or breakwater. a great place to view gloucesters outter harbor. the breakwaters is a long barrier that juts into the mouth of gloucesters... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Don't be intimidated by the stern signs posted at the entrance to Eastern Point. The local "old money landed gentry" don't like the hoi polloi driving through, but traveling out to Eastern Point Light House is permitted because the Light House is public property. You can gaze at the 1%ers as you make your way all the way to the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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