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Nobska Lighthouse

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Address: Nobska Road, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA

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Amazing views

This lighthouse has amazing views of the Nantucket sound. The parking is very limited, so on weekends it is difficult to park. One of the best views is from the beach down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This lighthouse has amazing views of the Nantucket sound. The parking is very limited, so on weekends it is difficult to park. One of the best views is from the beach down looking up. Be careful when taking pictures or crossing the road, the lighthouse is situated on the edge and it is very difficult to see the oncoming traffic... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was told to visit for the great views but it was pea soup so I saw nothing over the cliff. We were not able to go inside the lighthouse either. So I got one picture of the lighthouse & that was pretty much it. So average visit for a no view day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Parking very difficult. Biking on the narrow approach road very dangerous. Do NOT take photos or take eyes off road until you are safely on lighthouse grounds. Repeating- dangerous approaches. But with care you'll find the views dazzling.

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Coventry, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice lighthouse with great views of The Vineyard, minimal parking, unable to view inside of lighthouse. This is a 15-20 minute stop at best but nice. Shops close by.

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Star, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were visiting from Idaho and had expected fog, but we could not have asked for a nicer day. Clear, sunny and a beautiful view fom the light and across the street.

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Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took my mom here for a ride on mother's day. Beautiful really even in the fog with a decidedly cool breeze. There are no trails to walk here and you can't go in. It's really about the view which was okay with my mom (85). The only thing was that we did go across the street to a little... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Travelling down from Boston to The Vineyard we stopped off to look at the Nobska Lighthouse. As others have said, it is not open to view and with our experience severely limited by thick morning fog it is hard to rate as other than average.

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Catskill, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You can only view the lighthouse from the outside. But it sits on a hill overlooking a broad expanse of seashore. The views are great. Parking is limited, but driving to and from the lighthouse is well worth the trip along the seashore.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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318 reviews 318 reviews
125 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

On a perfect spring afternoon on the Cape we took a ride along Falmouth Beach! While the entire ride was magnificent, Nobska Lighthouse was the highlight. Poised on the hill overlooking Vineyard Sound it is majestic. It epitomizes the New England Lighthouse. In addition, the view is breathtaking. The sun shimmered on the water and Martha's Vineyard, as well as... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I can't help but stop on my regular bike rides past Nobska. She always beckons me to take moment to stop, look up, look out and be thankful for the moment.

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