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Address: Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-244-9753
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Picturesque Lighthouse at low tide!

One of the nicest lighthouses of Maine, but only at low tide because best pictures are taken from the rocks you have to climb down. A path leads there at the far end of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bert W
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get the picture of lighthouse you usually see, you need to be agile! First you will go down a long flight of stairs....then you will need to climb out on some rocks. You can still get a picture from the bottom of the stairs, it just will not be as good. But this is so worth doing....if you can... More 

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rdngtchr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an iconic location for photos, which is great for a photographer like me! We arrived just before sunset, on a cloudy day, but colors were amazing!

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the nicest lighthouses of Maine, but only at low tide because best pictures are taken from the rocks you have to climb down. A path leads there at the far end of the parking lot. We took a miniature home as a souvenir.

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How does one rate a lighthouse? All lighthouses are interesting, have a history of their own and could tell amazing stories. Unfortunately, this lighthouse is "manned", not open to the public. Regardless, it is picturesque and worth visiting. For best photo ops, go at low tide.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We got more than bargained for on this experience. Amazing sunset views and a circling pair of Bald Eagles enhanced the appeal. Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse was not the most spectacular, but the ocean views and nearby trails added to the interest. You can hike down on the rocks just adjacent to the house and there are trails that will... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Most common pictures of this lighthouse are taken from the rocks on the shoreline. You have to climb down across the rocks to get the best view.

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is the only lighthouse on the island and there is a trail that leads down to the rocks below to get a good view of it. There are wooden stairs that go down to the rocky shore and then you have to rock hop or climb on the rocks to get the best angle for a good picture. It... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was a first trip to Acadia National Park. Since Light house is one of the popular place we decided to visit it. Parking lot is very small and there is a Chief of Coast guard still resides in the area, so it is an active light house. besides that you have to walk down the stiff stairs and then... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Small parking lot, nice lighthouse smaller than others you might see. If able take the time to go down the path and stairs to the rocks for the prettier view.

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I should have read the reviews before I went. Didn't know there was another trail to get a better view. Darn. There was a short walk down to the lighthouse and the view. It was blinking red. Parking was limited. Enjoyed the short visit to see a working lighthouse.

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