Curtis Island Light
Curtis Island Light
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Megunticook72
Camden, ME262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Camden Harbor is arguably the jewel of the town but also as
collected a cruising harbor as you still find on the coast.
Curtis is the telltale of the only way into the generous harbor it
served and still serves today. As an aside its is a wonderfully
practical structure in tune with its setting.
Written March 10, 2020
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Janet L
Saint Louis, MO574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
You'll need a boat or a kayak to get here. The island is a park with a trail around the periphery (with some drop-offs to the rocks below) and another that crosses the island. There's several wooden chairs where you can enjoy a picnic, watch the schooners and lobsterman go by. We've been several times and rarely encounter other guests. Do be respectful of the carekeeper's home and garden. The lighthouse is not open for visitors. No cost.
Written October 10, 2020
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Watch for a small sign on the road and park across the street. The lighthouse view is very quick walk from the road. There's a bench to enjoy the view. The lighthouse is on an island but the view is great. This could be a 5 minute stop unless you want to sit for a while.
Written August 27, 2021
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Reagan S
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The outlook is indeed hidden and quite difficult to find. Turn RIGHT at the stop sign on Beacon Ave and onto Bay View St. The parking area is immediately to the right (photos attached) and the path is across the street. It was gorgeous at sunset and worth the drive.
Written June 7, 2023
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Ann W
Bethlehem, PA467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We decided to walk from the downtown area to the lighthouse. It was probably about a mile walk, but it was quite nice. The trail to the viewing area is marked with a sign.

It was an easy walk from the road to a point where the lighthouse is visible across the water. Very pretty view.
Written October 24, 2021
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Dan A
NJ28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
We stayed at the Hartstone Inn (Separate review - FANTASTIC place!) and the owners suggest this as a walk - it can be walked to from Hartstone but it would be better to drive a bit closer - there's little parking (really none) at the public access but you can find street parking nearby. (We've been to Hartstone twice so far and are headed back again in May, so this prompted this review). We've only been here off season so it may be a mad-house in town during festivals and summer season.
Nonetheless, visit this place, take a lunch, and enjoy the great view and quiet. Take a tripod to capture couples pictures with the light behind as it is out of the center of town and there will likely be NO passerbys!
Just find yourself at the intersection of Bay View and Beacon and walk towards the sea - you'll see a small sign and a trail with a short relatively flat trail to the overlook.
NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!
Written March 5, 2014
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uubrad
Tennessee49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We viewed this lighthouse from the overlook. It's really easy to miss - a small sign posted on a tree, and a dirt spot by the road where you can see people have pulled off. A quick walk through the woods leads to a really nice overlook area, with some fallen logs you can sit on.
Written September 20, 2017
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Nora B
Boston, MA65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
A nice little day trip. Climb the light house ( part of the climb is a ladder not stairs) or have a picnic. Make sure to secure your boat properly so that it doesn't end up on the rocks when the tide goes out. Enjoy!
Written November 8, 2015
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lovestodecorate
Memphis, TN11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My husband and I just returned from a trip to Maine. One of the many things we did was to make a special point to see several of the lighthouses in the area. Curtis Island Light was on our list and it’s just beautiful. Our GPS kept telling us we had reached our destination (1 Beacon Ave) but we were in a neighborhood so a check of previous TripAdvisor posts got us to the right location to view the lighthouse. So, for anyone trying to find the lighthouse the following repost should help you: you can see the lighthouse from a viewpoint a short distance off Bayview Street. The path entrance is hard to spot. At the intersection of BayView and Beacon Ave. there will be two wide spots on the right side of Bayview St. This is the ONLY parking for the lighthouse. The path is directly across the street with a short walk through the woods to the view point. The path is marked by a hand-painted sign (Curtis Lighthouse Overlook) nailed to a tree.
Written September 17, 2021
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raptor86
Camden, ME232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
Little known fact about Curtis Island; the property is a municipally owned park. The light, formerly operated by the USCG is now owned by the town. The island is worth visiting for short walks, watching the activity in the harbor and enjoying the lunch you bring with you. The challenge is getting there. If you want to put the effort into making the short boat ride to the island, check with the harbormaster's office. They'll provide the advice you need to make it happen.
Written January 16, 2016
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