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Chatham Lighthouse

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Address: 37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419
Phone Number: 508-430-0628
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One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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a lovely place to go

we went there to catch the sunset and for our first touch down on the Cape seaside and it is truly a lovely place to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we went there to catch the sunset and for our first touch down on the Cape seaside and it is truly a lovely place to go.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop by Lighthouse beach when we arrive. Great photo opportunities with the lighthouse in the background or looking out over the ocean. We dip in the water but don't go too far out. There is strong a current and wildlife can be present. Nice to watch the sunset as well but it gets dark fast!

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Vernon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crazy parking and you can't even walk up to it since it's on a coast guard base. Was disappointing!!

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Thank Brie V
Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chatham Lighthouse is at the elbow of Cape Cod. It's a beautiful spot! There is great beach viewing from the street level. If you want to walk the beach there is quite a lengthy staircase to be navigated. It's definitely worth the trip down if you're able to make it.

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Thank Laura M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun to visit local working lighthouse. Located right across the street from beautiful beach. Be aware of beach warning signs re riptides or strong currents at this beach.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the one hand, could you get more authentically Cape-y than a lighthouse? It's the stuff of a thousand mugs, t-shirts and other Cape tschotkes. So, no...this is the real deal. On the other hand, when you see it, as it were, in the flesh, wedged in among the fancy beach clubs and tony homes of Chatham, it looks about... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will see the light house when you are at the Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Don't really see any need to go in. It is a lighthouse and is viewable from across the road.

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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only got to see from outside, but it was worth stopping to take a picture of. Parking can be a bit challenging, but we got lucky with the 30 minute parking. Nice that the beach is right across the street.

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Annandale, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice lighthouse directly across from the each. The lighthouse tour is free but is only open on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:30. There is free parking but it is limited to about 12 cars only and for 30 minutes, which is fine if you're you only want to see the lighthouse & tour it quickly but if you plans... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was closed the day we were in Chatham, but was beautiful to look at. Make sure you check the schedule before you make the trip out there.

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