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Twin Lights on Thatcher's Island

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Address: Thatcher Island, Rockport, MA
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Off the Coast

Heading into Rockport you can stop and get some pictures of Twin Lights. Unless you have a private boat there is no way I know of to get out to the island. Interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not sure where a good place to get the best view is. We drive around trying to find a good spot. It was to windy to try to kayak to the island.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Heading into Rockport you can stop and get some pictures of Twin Lights. Unless you have a private boat there is no way I know of to get out to the island. Interested in lighthouses? Only twin lights on the east coast.

1 Thank 2CaribTravelers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

When we visited the State Park nearby a gentleman spotted us as visitors, came over for a chat and told us about the twin lighthouses. He recommended we look out for them on our drive to Rockport which we did. They were easily visible from the shore. Not the weather to go across, snow and ice still lying on the... More 

1 Thank EveningEater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Book your launch ride ahead on the Thacher Island website, so you don't miss the unique experience of exploring the twin-lighthouses island a mile off shore from Rockport. Climb the North Lighthouse or stroll the tree shaded bower of Anne's Way to the south end of this little slice of heaven. Then return the east or west shore path. Bring... More 

4 Thank Zmama4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great place to explore! Short boat trip from Rockport Harbor. Can climb to the top of the lighthouses and you can see Ireland!! Watch out for the Seagulls!!!

3 Thank BostonStrong728
Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We kayaked out from Rockport's T Warf for our first open ocean kayak adventure to visit friends Gary and Diane who were volunteering as light house keepers. We were a bit nervous about the kayaking but the weather and sea conditions were perfect. We made it out in about 50 minutes which we understand is pretty quick. The scenery along... More 

1 Thank Jwderoche
Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are going to visit Rockport in the summer, make sure you call and make reservations for this tour well in advance. I called 2 weeks before my trip and there was only one available spot. There were two boats going to the island on a Wednesday morning, 9 and 9:45. When I called for the reservation, I had... More 

3 Thank beachbumLongIsland
Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was not able to actually go out to the island, but was able to get some great photos from the coast. Since there was no parking in the area I was at, I drove up some side streets to get a good angle. I will definitely be back, and will go out to the island next time.

1 Thank Dave G
Oxford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

If you can get to the coast from one of the beaches then this is a very atmospheric sight at sunrise.

1 Thank headingtonroadrunner
Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Two working lighthouses. Lighthouse, Keepers houses, trails, all fscilities well cared for by the Thacher Island Association. Years of hard work by volunteers has produced a wonderful asset for the town and for future generations.

1 Thank Jeff T

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