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Eastern Point Lighthouse

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Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester...

Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986.

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Great fishing wharf

In order to find this lighthouse you need to be bold and ignore the " private " road signs. There are no signs that indicate that the lighthouse is at the end of the road , past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
AmericanIxchel
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Feeding Hills, Ma.
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, we went to Rockport and Gloucester and I found all of the lighthouses. Great trip - I recommend it!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see this lighthouse because it has a great sea wall with a good view of Boston in the distance. The public is allowed to drive to the lighthouse along a road that is marked private, but respect the speed limit so the road remains open for others in the future. Best view of the the lighthouse is... More 

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Feeding Hills, Ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In order to find this lighthouse you need to be bold and ignore the " private " road signs. There are no signs that indicate that the lighthouse is at the end of the road , past the Sleeper McCann house and the yacht club - it's worth the drive

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from downtown. I would not recommend this unless you LOVE walking. It was 5+ miles round trip. It was a really nice walk though. Very shady most of the way. There are signs saying the roads are private property but as everyone else on Trip Advisor has pointed out it's perfectly fine to go back there. We passed... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Had just come from touring Hammond Castle nearby. Followed TripAdvisors reccomendations to disregard the "private roads" and took the beautiful ocean drive to the light house and continued on to the jetty. Think it's a 1/2 walk out to the end but well worth it. Nice view in all directions, including lots of boats. On the way from the castle... More 

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Home Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Really "out there" on the point, affording a beautiful, sweeping ocean vista. One can usually see Boston in the distance, and there is almost always a great assortment of boats transiting. Take the walk out the breakwater for an "up close" view of passing lobsterman, luxury yachts, and whale watchers.

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Tolland, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This was as lovely as the photo shows. Glad we had read from Trip Advisor to continue down the street -- even though it says private as that is the only way you can get close to the lighthouse. Once you arrive their is a very long jetty that you can walk across as well. Wear shoes with good traction... More 

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Thank Lisa C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Bring your camera. The views of Gloucester are beautiful and change dramatically with the light of the day. Worth the walk to the end of the pier.

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Thank Brian K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Worth the ride to the lighthouse! The entire area is beautiful and scenic. Make sure you take some deep breaths in from the fresh air.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stumbled on this site when visiting Gloucester one time. The road to the point is a VERY upscale neighborhood & signs suggest you aren't allowed there. But we were told by a local police officer that the lighthouse grounds are open to the public, so ignore the signs. The jetty is composed of massive granite blocks and well worth... More 

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