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Rockland Breakwater Light

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Worth every step

Never seen anything like it. When I first saw it, I said it doesn't look that far. It was a mile... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
JuniorKP
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New Castle, Indiana
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This is is one of 3 lighthouses in Rockport I visited this trip. This one is out on the breakwater... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
JDingle2013
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Germantown, Maryland
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“long walk” (83 reviews)
“great walk” (67 reviews)
“watch your step” (39 reviews)
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Never seen anything like it. When I first saw it, I said it doesn't look that far. It was a mile out and back, over large stones. The sunset was so pretty from the light house.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is is one of 3 lighthouses in Rockport I visited this trip. This one is out on the breakwater so be prepared to wear good shoes and walk out. The terrain is rocky and slippery. Great views as you are going out to the...More

Thank JDingle2013
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I was slightly disappointed. I wanted to take a picture of a lighthouse, but this one did not look like I expected. It was at the end of a long, long road made of huge blocks. Not saying it wasn't picturesque, but two seniors weren't...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

It's really an easy walk over some fairly even rocks to Breakwater light. I've read its a mile walk but it certainly doesn't feel that long. We were there in a full moon day at high tide and had to wade across the few of...More

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We have done this walk multiple times. Great exercise and views. If you decide to go keep in mind that this is decent walk with lots of cracks between the rocks. Bring a jacket and pay attention not to twist your ankle.

Thank Jeffrey Y
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Not to be missed if you have the time for an hour walk to end and back. It gives you a different perspective of the harbor and area.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

We were on our 32nd wedding. anniversary and decided to visit New England. We started in Rockland, Maine and had great experiences. One was waking up at 5:30 am to watch the sun rise. We did this at the Rockland Breakwater Light one morning. It...More

Thank Jpeters8458
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

The lighthouse was closed when we walked out there but that's ok. It was good exercise and cool to see how they built this path out there.

Thank Rebekah R
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This walk never fails to calm and inspire peaceful thoughts. The Breakwater is 7/8 mile but can be done as leisurely or quickly as you like. The granite stones can be uneven so sturdy shoes are recommended for sure -footedness. Extending from Samoset Resort into...More

Thank Esta C
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This is one you could drive by on US 1 and wouldn't see. Fun walk out to it and kids would get a kick out of it too. Loved it

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Mike P
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Donnie C | Reviewed this property |
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Cathy S
April 2, 2017|
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Response from BigGuy01923 | Reviewed this property |
No. The pathway is constructed with large granite blocks which are irregular shapes and have gaping cracks between each block. It would be impossible in a wheel chair. It is also very difficult for anyone with a walking... More
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Corey M
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Cheryl L | Reviewed this property |
We've seen people fishing as we have walked the Breakwater.
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