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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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Good photo op spot

Classic, historic lighthouse. This spot offers a nice perspective to see harbor and town. Close to town and easy to access.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic, historic lighthouse. This spot offers a nice perspective to see harbor and town. Close to town and easy to access.

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely gorgeous scenery. Quite windy, fun to watch the waves from the ships fight the current. Visited on a Sunday morning - tough to find parking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At the end of Main Street, Chatham Light is an easy and pleasant walk from the center of town, a good idea since parking is scarce. The view is lovely over the Pleasant Bay beach. Worth about an hour of time to visit and read the informational signs.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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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 

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