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Nauset Light

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Address: 2 Nauset Light Beach Rd, Eastham, MA 02642-1729
Phone Number: +1 508-240-2612
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Free tours of the light are offered from May to October. Visit the Nauset...

Free tours of the light are offered from May to October. Visit the Nauset Light Preservation Society page on Facebook for the dates and times for this season.

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Some Spectacular about this Light House

We visited the Light House because of the curiosity of my 4 year old son. I'm not sure why but I couldn't get enough. On Tuesdays & Wednesday I believe you can get a guided tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stacey Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Light House because of the curiosity of my 4 year old son. I'm not sure why but I couldn't get enough. On Tuesdays & Wednesday I believe you can get a guided tour. It's a small tour and not long but it's interesting and the view from the top is worth it. This light house has a... More 

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Thank Stacey Z
Vernon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had to run out of the car while my boyfriend waited because we couldn't park to see it. You had to pay for parking. Wish I could have seen it longer or walked over to it with my boyfriend.

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Thank Brie V
CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this review

Sorry you couldn't park but the beach is very popular on nice summer days. That's why tours are scheduled at 4:30 pm in July and August. If you tell them you're there for a tour, parking is free. The crowds are starting to thin out as September approaches More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nauset Light is a grand old lighthouse at the head of Nauset Light Beach. This site is great for photographs, especially in the fog!

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Thank CB1HC
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A classic and beautiful lighthouse. Parking isn't free, but if you have time and energy you can get park for free at the Salt Pond visitor center, walk/bike on the bike path from there to Coast Guard Beach, then walk down the beach to Nauset Light. A bonus are the seals you can sometimes see in the water.

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Thank Jacob K
CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this review

It is a great walk from the Salt Pond Visitor Center. You can also take much quicker walk past the Three Sisters from the high school. Parking is free if you tell the ranger at the lot that you are there for a tour of the light. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty lighthouse situated just across the street from the beach. Great photo opportunity of the most photographed lighthouse on the cape. That's it-no more, no less. You can take a 1/3 mile walk down the street to the other 2 lighthouses that make up the 3 sister's lighthouses. Good info at site.

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Thank Karen H
CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this review

Stay by for a tour of the light the next time you're in Eastham The schedule is on a post near the lighthouse door. This month they are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's cool to see at night when the light is on. This is right at nauset beach, a quick stop and it's free. If you go at the day time you can climb the path and approach the actual light house. An easy and very New England thing to do.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a bike ride with the family from Eastham to Coast Guard Beach and then to the lighthouse. We got there at about dusk and the was a mist in the air which enhanced the beam of the light. It is a real gem. Worth the bike ride over for sure.

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Thank JRod69
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 5pm to find a husband-and-wife team from the Nauset Light Preservation Society conducting tours of the light. There was NO CHARGE but you could provide a free-will offering. We waited about 15 minutes and there were items of interest at the base of the light to keep us occupied. The tour was a great opportunity and an... More 

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Thank jchdmh
CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your tour of Nauset Light and that you came at the right time. There will be tours from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday through Labor Day as the parking lot for the beach is crowded earlier in the day. In September and October the tours will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its free after 4pm.you can park on the beach parking lot and walk across the road,are multiple places to stop and pictures you can actually walk walk up to the lighthouse property to take pictures, there are also some benches to sit and enjoy the beautiful beach view.

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Thank GarciaEmelie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent sized parking lot. Lot is close to beach. Food cart. Port-a pots. Spacious beach. Went at night to take pics. I hate this 100 character minimum

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