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Twin Lights on Thatcher's Island

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Address: Thatcher Island, Rockport, MA
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Sixty-four acres of unspoiled beauty and maritime history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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295 reviews 295 reviews
141 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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 

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ROCKPORT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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!!!

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 

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Long Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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 

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Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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.

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Oxford, England
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Venice, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I painted the Twin Lights at Thatcher's Island not once, but twice, because I could not get enough of the salty air, pure blue skies and crashing surf. Can I say "Heaven?"

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The correct name of the island is Thacher NOT Thatcher Island! It also has a web site: ThacherIsland.org. The best place to view it from land is Loblolly Cove. (It is also the closest point to the island.

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