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Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #11 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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Mts of western NC
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

What an adventure to get here. You feel like you committed a dozen misdemeanors on the way out. No trespassing, private only, yacht club members only. Signs, signs, everywhere a sign!! (LOL! Apologies to the Five Man Electrical Band). The lighthouse is fine but not something to rave about. If you miss it, no big deal. There was a German... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The highlight of our day in Gloucester was walking along the breakwater! It was a beautiful view and great people watching. We didn't think it was too hard to get to, but we also used a GPS. As we read in reviews, we ignored the private signs. Parking was hard to find, but free. We probably spent a couple hours... More

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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

lol had to pretend I was a yacht club member to gain access due t the private roads/drive to get to the lighthouse. The lighthouse wasn't so interesting(very small in stature) BUT walking along the peir wall and seeing the open un-obscured ocean view was well worth the finagling.

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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am glad that I read all the other reviews before heading out here. The drive out to the lighthouse feels like you are trespassing all along and it feels like you should not be driving through. Once you reach the parking spot at the end of the read you are right at the water and and just a few... More

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We drove by it twice do to the big Private Road sign sitting at the entrance. We opted to ignore the sign and try to find the lighthouse. We never made it. The roads twisted and the directions were so poor we got lost in this unfriendly neighborhood that clearly wants the tourists to stay away. What a shame.

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Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Take the drive through a residential neighborhood to visit this lighthouse. Wear good shoes and walk the jetty to end. Beautiful view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 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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