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Rockland Breakwater Light

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Nice walk but a bit more difficult!

We enjoyed our walk to the lighthouse. Not too difficult and a bit cold today (56 degrees. It’s a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael K
Rochester, New York
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Fun and exercise combined.

When standing on the shore looking out, the building at the end looks tiny and far off. Once... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Rockland, ME
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our walk to the lighthouse. Not too difficult and a bit cold today (56 degrees. It’s a beautiful walk and great exercise. Dress warm if any breeze.

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 days ago

When standing on the shore looking out, the building at the end looks tiny and far off. Once you're out there looking back it doesn't look as far. The way the granite slabs and rocks are laid out makes for an uneven walk and you...More

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've done this walk many times while visiting Rockland. Best to wear sturdy shoes and stay focused on the step in front of you.

1  Thank dewdrop56
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's good exercise to walk all the way to the House and back but one must be very sure-footed. These are massive granite slabs laid into place without any grouting. One cannot take a stroller or walker on this walkway. The stones are uneven with...More

1  Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable hike out to the lighthouse but so worth the views it provided! Take a bottle of water on a hot day!

1  Thank Slincky
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Lighthouse has wonderful views and looks more daunting than it really is to maneuver the jetty rocks (which are surprisingly flat and well constructed). Very picturesque and fun too.

1  Thank Sabine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked in a parklike area that has a small beach front. The walk to the light house is really long, but a great way to enjoy the sea breezes and water. The wall is made of enormous boulders that are positioned together. So, if...More

1  Thank A J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, scenic walk, but not good for seniors with mobility or vision/depth perception problems. The breakwater isn't uneven going if you're moderately fit, but for slow or unsteady walkers, it's not a good idea.

2  Thank Erika B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to walk like a mile to reach the light house along the rocks along the sea. It can be a bit heavy in hot weather and on top to that you have to add the walk from where you have parked in the...More

2  Thank Patricia032
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked out today as the lighthouse was open for touring today. Nice steady 7/8th mile walk on the breakway wall. Little tricky for small kids. Worth the walk.

1  Thank Utah-Indy
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from Local_lass20 | Reviewed this property |
No too dangerous I’d say
May 29, 2018|
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Response from JewelsBH | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the end of the road. About 10 spaces. And I would say it takes about 20- 30 min. to walk out depending on yourself. It's about a mile but so worth it. The rocks you walk on are large and easy to cover
Mike P
August 22, 2017|
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