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Many areas to get decent photos but be very careful on the wall! It’s slippery and lots of bird... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Bre B
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Rocky Path for $10

It cost 10 bucks to park, they say it’s a donation to the Audubon society but it’s still a few to... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Mikeofokc
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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.
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Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a temporary light but it’s not always on. It is much dimmer and does not spin around like the freshnel light that’s supposed to be there.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Under construction at the time of our visit. It looks like it would have been nice to see when it's not.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Many areas to get decent photos but be very careful on the wall! It’s slippery and lots of bird droppings. Waves often crash up and over and can sweep you away if not careful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bre B
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

It cost 10 bucks to park, they say it’s a donation to the Audubon society but it’s still a few to see the lighthouse. The walk to the breakwater pathway is not safe as it’s lots of rocks and not maintained. The view from on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mikeofokc
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The trail might be short but make sure you where good hiking shoes and long pants. Its worth the trip. I am not sure if you can go inside. It was all fenced off when I visited 2 years ago. Walk out onto the cement...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The draw here is not so much the lighthouse as the very long breakwater that is accessible to someone willing to climb over a rocky shore. The breakwater is inhabited by many birds, so it can get quite stinky and messy in places, but it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sctravels3
Reviewed August 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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deuceboi2004
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
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ann h
April 7, 2017|
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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.
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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.
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zeetraveler
Virginia
Directions Day trip (4 Replies)
I would like to take a day trip to Rockport and Gloucester. I will be staying just outside of boston in norwood area. would like to know what would be the best routes to take would like to make a stop in glocester to see Eastern point lighthouse,waterfront area,then on to Rockport with stops at Halibut Point, Bearskin Neck, and Paperhouse.also will I have trouble finding parking.
May 28, 2008|
Response fromforgotmypword|
When will you be here? ... parking will be no problem tomorrow but could be challenging on a Saturday in July.
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August 24, 2014|
Response fromsoxfan1901|
Just a couple comments. On your Portland stop (not to nitpick, but to help in your planning), Portland Head Light and Ft. Williams Park are the same place. The lighthouse is within the park boundaries. In Freeport, if you had to skip something I would make it the Desert of Maine. Unless it's something that really interests you, there really isn't a whole lot to it. After living my whole life in the area, I finally made it there a couple years ago. Not too impressed. It was worth going to...More
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Hello All, My sister and I are planning a roadtrip to Acadia National Park and down through coastal New England. Here is the itinerary we have mapped out thus far, but I would really appreciate some feedback/advise or recomendations, as this will be our very first time to the New England coast. We are both foodies, love craft beer, good wine, biking, relaxing by the ocean, and crisp fall weather. We will be there for 8 full days and 9 nights in early/mid October. Day 1: Arrive in...More
September 18, 2013|
Response fromsoxfan1901|
Sounds like a busy trip. There doesn't seem to be much room to fit much else in, but since you mentioned your love for good food and beer I'll mention that Portland is renowned for it's restaurants and also is home to several small brewerys. Even if you don't have the time to spend in Portland for that, at least try to fit in a visit to Portland Head Light lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth (about 15 minutes from Portland). You could do this in the morning before heading to Bar Harbor.