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Chatham Lighthouse

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Address: 37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419
Phone Number: 508-430-0628

One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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Interesting short tour of the lighthouse

The lighthouse is across the street from the beach and you can climb to the top of the light house for an incredible view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michael M
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Stratford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a quick jaunt before we headed back home from the Cape. The lighthouse is beautiful and we read about some of it's history. While it wasn't open this day, it seems there are tours of the property. On the other side of the road is a view of the ocean and the sandbar about which the lighthouse warns... More 

Thank Gunksman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lighthouse is across the street from the beach and you can climb to the top of the light house for an incredible view.

Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the beach view and seal watching. Highly recommend watching the sunset from here! Viewers available for a quarter allow you to see the seals up close.

Thank Stacey P
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy walk from town and parking if you need it. Nice but lacks a good background for a photogenic picture.

Thank lyoz
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a wet day. There is a car park and a short walk to the lighthouse. There are toilets near to the car park. On entering there is a small display and a video that explains about how they moved it away from the edge. There is a short tour that takes you to the top of the... More 

Thank Valo2207
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time in Cape Cod and this was on my bucket list for us to do! I am so glad that we got to do it! If you know about history and movies this coast guard station was in the movie The Finest Hours, and it based on a true story! It was so great to see... More 

Thank Beachchic819
Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mu husband and I really wanted to check out this lighthouse more then we could as it was closed the day we were visiting. It looks very nice from the outside but we could only get so close as it is a working lighthouse. If you're in Chatham, you should see it, but no guarantee that it will be open.... More 

Thank JodiDanTravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

bring your binocs and coffee and enjoy the view from the nicest parking space in the world! Also, the coast guard station reminds you of the greatness of the ocean.

Thank alison n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the view from the light house over the beach. Very historical land mark, interesting plaques to read, and I can never get enough of the coast guard boat.

Thank geekyredneck17
Mannheim, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice little classic lighthouse for a look or a picture. Nothing else to do. Go when in the area.

Thank Matilda F

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