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Limited Parking, Can Get Congested

When we arrived at the turnoff to the lighthouse from Route 102A we were greeted by a Maine Highway... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
KenVicLee
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Huntington Beach, California
Pretty view

There were lots of people jumping all over the rocks trying to get the perfect selfie. I was... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
buckeyegirl2005
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Convoy, Ohio
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

When we arrived at the turnoff to the lighthouse from Route 102A we were greeted by a Maine Highway Patrol vehicle that indicated the parking lot was full. We were invited to park on the shoulder of 102A and to walk in to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We enjoyed going off the beaten path to find this lighthouse, we enjoyed the climb down and scramble over the rocks, even though were were on the edge of a Hurricane and it was torrential. The only problem is, after seeing many lighthouses on our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Such a lovely little scene - only a short walk (including stairs) from the car park - but for those with mobility difficulties, an unobstructed view of the lighthouse requires you to go down onto the rocks.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

There were lots of people jumping all over the rocks trying to get the perfect selfie. I was worried some would fall into the ocean. It’s a really pretty view if you hike down the path/stairs to see the back/ocean view. From the front/parking lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Underwhelming. It’s just a small, old (completed in 1876) lighthouse, more recently added to the national Register of Historic Places, at the end of a short stroll from the (free) car park which fills up fast. You’ll probably spend more time waiting in the car...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Even in the rain, this famous light house was so beautiful. Be ready for a long steep stair case to get the famous picture. The parking lot is tiny, maybe 20-30 spots. I couldn’t believe how many people were there on a cold rainy October...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We stayed at the Bass Harbor Campground and walked down from there, which was good, since the parking area is tiny and there is no space for an RV. You can't go into the lighthouse due to members of the coast guard living there, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AnjaB90
Reviewed October 29, 2018

There wasn't anything outstanding about it. Looked like all other average light houses around Maine. There are some cooler lighthouses with history and more interaction than this spot. It's a tourist trap come sun-down. There was only space for 20 or so cars. People will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aicilalee
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This lighthouse is one of the driving factors as to why we came to Maine. I saw a picture of it a few years ago and wanted to see it in person. The parking lot is small. Be prepared to wait a bit for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit of a scramble over the rocks to get the best shots but well worth it. We went back a second time and were rewarded with wonderful blue skies

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Hoosier1975 | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't there at sunrise. We were there in the middle of a partly/mostly cloudy day. Pics were gorgeous though. It would be hard to bring out profesional gear. We snapped great pics on phones.
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