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Eastern Point Lighthouse

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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.
Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road says private but you can drive it to go to the lighthouse. You pass some beautiful homes and the yacht club as well as a private beach. It is $10 to park at the lighthouse, and it's on the honor system. However, there...More

1  Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to park for free in the public lot, but access to the lighthouse is gated and closed because it is private property. The path to the jetty was a little difficult to find. We started out walking among the rocks, and then...More

Thank sctravels3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see...pretty drive in. There is a guard at the parking place. $10.00 PER CAR. You can walk the rock path if you are feeling adventurous. Not a safe walk though. Few from a ship cruise option. Much better

Thank Dirkstertrips
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Make sure you have comfortable shoes because you have to climb some rocks in order to get to the breakwater.

1  Thank msague
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

As other reviews have stated, it’s not easy getting past the “security guards” at the entrance. I am still trying to understand how a public place can be so “heavily guarded”. We were stopped at the entrance, told them we were going to see the...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

To find this gem, plug Niles Beach into your GPS. It’s located out past East Gloucester square. You’ll see what says is a private way but tell guard you are going to the lighthouse. It’s public. Lock your car and carefully walk out onto the...More

Thank misterclean6
Reviewed July 8, 2018

So there is guard at the front where you pull into the neighborhood, but if you tell them you are their to see the lighthouse they will let you in. It's $10 per car. You can walk up to the lighthouse until you hit the...More

Thank BusterBusBus
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Closed up area. "Private property" signs everywhere. Tall weeds all around. Still requires parking fee. Waste of time

Thank theworldisnotenought
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Not easy to get to, but so worth the views. Not accessible to those with mobility problems, as well as no hand rails for able-bodied either. Very rocky path. Worth it. Walking out on the breakfront is so beautiful. Just tell the neighborhood guard you...More

Thank S E
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse is being held hostage by a snooty neighborhood and it’s security guards. You cannot just drive in. First, you need to tell the security guard you want to visit the lighthouse. Next, you have to make a U-turn and wait in line to...More

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October 11, 2017|
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Response from digdeep0169 | Reviewed this property |
The location is open, however you can't get to the Lighthouse... unless there's a Tour being conducted. we traveled Sept 2017. it it completely fenced off. Don't be discouraged by the private drive-ways to private Housing... More
ann h
April 7, 2017|
Response from digdeep0169 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know of a phone number... sorry... we drove to this Lighthouse... although we were unable to actually tour it, we were close enough to take photos of it, walk around it. I hope this helps.
ann h
April 7, 2017|
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Response from ccgirl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Eastern Points Lighthouse is the private residence of the local Coast Guard commander and family. It is not open to the public.