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Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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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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Beautiful walk!

Don't mind the no trespassing signs, and keep driving until you get to the public park - lovely drive and great walk out along the breakwater.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, United States
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Drove here from the Highway and you can't see anything! It's all private land and not worth doing. The lighthouse is very ran down, dirty and very short!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

cool. can walk the distance to the end of the break water that stretches out from the base of the light house. many come and fish off this. you will probably get to see some of the famed Gloucester fishing boats coming or going as this is the entrance area to the whole harbor. to get here you need to... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As a lighthouse enthusiast, I enjoy any lighthouse. For me the enjoyment is finding them and being by the water. This lighthouse is closed to the public and is on private property but it is clearly visible from behind the fence barrier. You can walk along the shore for a little bit to get access to a the Dog Bar... More 

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New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Getting here is a test in nerve. So many signs screaming “do not enter, private property, etc.” make you feel very unwelcome. I had researched online and knew the road to be public access so we braved on. When you finally get to the end there is a very small parking area that was full. I pulled up and let... More 

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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Don't mind the no trespassing signs, and keep driving until you get to the public park - lovely drive and great walk out along the breakwater.

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Eastern Point Lighthouse is a great, must-see spot in Gloucester to watch the sunset and get a great look at Gloucester. You'll also find access to the break wall which has some of the best spots for fishing in the area. Most importantly, this spot is free despite what the entrance may display. There is a security guard at the... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As other reviews have stated, the only way to access this light house is via the private road with the security guard. When you pull up, just let him know you are looking to see the lighthouse. You will drive a mile or so down a residential road with beautiful houses and come to a private Yacht club. The driveway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A great place of history to visit. Walk the breakwater, see people fishing and see lots of boats surrounding it. Find unique treadures from the ocean here.

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Medway, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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