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Owls Head Lighthouse

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Address: 44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: 207-941-4014
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Sublime Mid-coast experience

Owls Head offers two things - a unique view of the mid-coast of Maine - especially when the museum and gift shop are open, but also access to a rocky beach, and on the way? Owl's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Larry B
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Thomaston, Maine
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Thomaston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Owls Head offers two things - a unique view of the mid-coast of Maine - especially when the museum and gift shop are open, but also access to a rocky beach, and on the way? Owl's Head General Store and its famed, for a reason, 7-napkin burger. This is the triple-double of Maine tourism!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short walk from the parking lot to this lighthouse. Lots of stairs though to reach the top. Beautiful views along the way. Nice little gift shop worth the visit with some displays of lighthouses etc. A must is to also visit the beach area (located on the left path, lighthouse on the right path), beautiful rock formations and you can... More 

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Voorheesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice walking path down to the base of the lighthouse. You need to walk up stairs to reach the lighthouse itself so it is not for those with walking problems. Nice views from the lighthouse. Interesting information provided near it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first times to Owls head LH, and it is a nice stop. The lighthouse is quite small and the views of it are somewhat limited. The grounds are well cared for, and the lighthouse is in good condition. It is at a nice spot as well. The museum/gift shop did not open until 10, so we missed... More 

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Hurt, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the lighthouse once during our stay in Maine and it is beautiful. Though we fell in love with the pebble and stone beach just off to the side of the parking lot. We visited that several times and found a lot of tiny pieces of sea glass.I hope to return again someday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a far walk to light, worth the walk. Once there, ramp part way to light, stairs the rest. Looking out at the ocean seemed like as many lobster buoys as stars in the sky!

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Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way from Portland to Ellsworth we decided to take a little detour to owls head lighthouse, and it was worth driving around for it. It's in a beautiful little state park, which has a few benches you can sit and relax on, they even got a few bbq's in place to use! The lighthouse itself is a small... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owls Head Lighthouse is located in Owls Head State Park. It was a 2/10 mile hike on hilly terrain to the lighthouse from the parking lot. From the base, there is a 50+ step staircase up to the lighthouse. As a lighthouse aficionado, I always like to get the stats on a lighthouse. This 30-foot lighthouse sits high on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike up to the lighthouse and gift shop. The view is awesome. Also, there's a nice rocky beach to the side of parking lot (using a rope) and a rocky arch (which looks like a cave at first) to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the path to the right, and you can walk up to the lighthouse and enjoy 360 degree views. Then, take the path to the left and walk down to the water's edge where there's a beach and some benches to enjoy the view.

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