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Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #10 of 25 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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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Go out to the end of Eastern Point and park by the Lighhouse. Lot is owned by Aububon who expect a donation in the summer. Walk out to the end of breakwater for interesting views of the harbor and Magnolia across the water. On a clear day the distant skyline of Boston sky scrapers is visible.

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Western Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

nice walk out along the breakwater into the mouth of the harbor. You can see all the boats and it is quite nice.

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New Paltz, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

One thing to note is that you have to drive into a place that suggest you are not welcome. We had been there with a local resident who assured us that the Audubon Society ran the preserve surrounding the lighthouse, and visitors could ignore the "Keep-out-Private" signs put up by the yacht club, which is also near the end of... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was quite a surprise. it is on private ground. But you just need to check in with the security guard. We went last weekend. There happened to be a private funeral going on, so we had to come back at 4 PM. Which we did. it was so worth coming back. A long walk on big granite pieces that... More

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