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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Address: Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072449753
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Beautiful lighthouse

This is the most photographed lighthouse in Maine but not necessarily the nicest. While all lighthouses are beautiful, this one did not necessarily have anything distinctive to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Michael C
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Fisherville, Kentucky
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Fisherville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most photographed lighthouse in Maine but not necessarily the nicest. While all lighthouses are beautiful, this one did not necessarily have anything distinctive to make it stand out. It was limited to the area you could take pictures. We still enjoyed the splendor and would make the trip to see it again.

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Thank Michael C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in the afternoon after morning showers. It was sunny and clear, with a few puddles. Great views out to sea. Not a long stop, but a good one.

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auburn maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepared to hike down stairs if you are looking for a good view. Also, wear good shoes for climbing on the rocks. In order to see the lighthouse well, you must climb down and up a steep stairway and rocky incline/decline. Well worth the effort =)

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Thank darcyp990
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot for pictures. Go at sunset. It is a bit of a hike as it is a drive, but well worth it. There are several lighthouses in the area. This one is lovely.

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Thank Sue M
Bangor, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this lighthouse around sunset and it was incredible. There is a staircase leading to a rocky shore perfect for picture taking and picnicking.

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Palo Alto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many people have photographed this lighthouse at sunset. This is a good place for photography, but as a place to actually see the sunset is not that great as you are standing there with tens of people on a few precious rocks near the water.

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Thank adar
Northern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its only a short hike from the parking lot. The lot is small and can fill up quick. They seem to be tolerant of parking along the road. Its a working lighthouse, a great view and a nice place to visit on the rocky shore line

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed spending a day exploring the quiet side of MDI. Came here to see the lighthouse and it was fun. You can walk right up the lighthouse, and past the bathrooms is a short trail down to some rocks where you can get the classic view of the lighthouse. Tricky navigating the rocks so be prepared for that, you can... More 

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went this morning to see the light house. It is accessible to see and easy to walk. Nice view and parking is available.

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping for more of a experience, may to go inside...... The ride to get there was pretty. Kind of anti-climatic.

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