Nobska Point Lighthouse
Nobska Point Lighthouse
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  • Erika-MotoAdventures
    Lowell, Massachusetts19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Lighthouse with Stunning Views
    My husband and I made a quick stop here while riding our motorcycles along the coast road. Parking is extremely limited, so we parked in a small space that cars wouldn't be able to fit in (all parking spaces were taken). The lighthouse is beautiful, one of my favorites I've visited in the area. You can't go inside the fence currently due to renovations, but you can get a close view anyway because of how close the lighthouse sits to the road. Across the street is a small viewing area with a bench. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands. Absolutely stunning scenery. We enjoyed a snack break on the bench while watching the sailboats. This is absolutely worth a visit if you're in the area. If you're like me and like going to see lighthouses, you won't be disappointed. The twisty coast road makes for a great drive or motorcycle ride too.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Unorganised
    London, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    We were lucky enough that our visit on a wet day coincided with the lighthouse being open and the four of us (mixed ages) thought enjoyed our visit. It was highly informative, unusual as we got to climb to the top and the volunteer team that showed us about were lovely. There was a toilet on site and a small exhibition. Special shout out to Ben - so charming and passionate about this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 4, 2023
  • mainstreetman
    Bourne, Massachusetts895 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best lighthouse on the Cape
    Barnstable county has the most lighthouses of any county in the country. Nobska is the prettiest of all. As you approach, drive slowly because the little parking lot comes up on you quickly. Look both ways and cross the street to sit on the bench and watch the gleaning white ships of the steamship Authority going to and from from the Vineyard. This is the quintessential lighthouse experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
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Unorganised
London, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We were lucky enough that our visit on a wet day coincided with the lighthouse being open and the four of us (mixed ages) thought enjoyed our visit. It was highly informative, unusual as we got to climb to the top and the volunteer team that showed us about were lovely. There was a toilet on site and a small exhibition. Special shout out to Ben - so charming and passionate about this place.
Written October 4, 2023
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Bucket List Lin
Boston, MA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Located in Falmouth, MA this light house is usually open to the public and does tours, there are no current tours (COVID-19). There were a few places to park directly in front of the lighthouse but I can imagine during the summer you can’t even get close! Directly across from the lighthouse are trails leading down to the shoreline. They are steep, so wear sneakers and be careful! If you look out at sea you will see Martha’s Vineyard! Highly recommended a fairy ride out to the island! There is also a small beach on this same road and the Falmouth road race runs by this lighthouse as well!
Written May 30, 2020
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Jeanine W
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Got dropped off at Nobska Light to start a 5 miler with my neighbor from Falmouth. When we arrived we were ‘in line’ to take a picture of ourselves with the beautiful lighthouse as our backdrop. We could have driven ourselves to the site- there are a few parking spots- but we didn’t want to have to drive back to pick up a car after our long walk. The view of Nobska is beautiful and the view FROM the lighthouse is beautiful. Well worth the visit!
Written September 11, 2022
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PowerTrippers
Cocoa Beach, FL1,463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
My wife is crazy about lighthouses so I put together a Massachusetts-Maine lighthouse road trip for her. Nobska was one of our favorites. The lighthouse itself is very picturesque, and immediately behind it you get beautiful views of the bay and of Martha's Vineyard. If you're into lighthouses, Nobska is definitely worth the stop.

-The Power Trippers
Written June 21, 2021
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Muffletta
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Take the route along the shore that goes past the lighthouse and eventually leads to Woods Hole. Twisty road with gorgeous views of the water, marshes, and mysterious woods. Apparently the lighthouse is private and you can't visit.
Written August 7, 2022
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jcanale72
Goshen, NY148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Light house is closed an very much still in "covid mode". Parking is terrible and there is no real signage to self-direct you. If it wasn't for the video I watched I wouldn't have known about the path/lookout across the street. I may return in a few years to see if the lighthouse has reopened to the public. Right now I'm a little underwhelmed.
Written June 6, 2021
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John M
Mashpee, MA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The spot is high on a bluff with 300 degree panamera of Vineyard Sound. There are two perspective at this spot. Look inward to the historic lighthouse. Walk around the iconic sparkling white tower and then turn outward to face the ocean below. Scan Wood Holes, Elizabethan Islands, and Falmouth.

Walk across the street for a better vision of the rock cliffs. Also a remembrance stone of the a remembrance on a victim of 9/11.
Written January 30, 2020
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mainstreetman
Bourne, MA895 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Barnstable county has the most lighthouses of any county in the country. Nobska is the prettiest of all. As you approach, drive slowly because the little parking lot comes up on you quickly. Look both ways and cross the street to sit on the bench and watch the gleaning white ships of the steamship Authority going to and from from the Vineyard. This is the quintessential lighthouse experience.
Written April 9, 2024
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nazdre
Melrose,Ma1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
I came down to The Cape on my own for the weekend and decided to spend the day in Woods Hole. One of the reasons for my choice was finding out they had a lighthouse I could visit. I decided to hit the lighthouse on my way back to the hotel and was very disappointed to find there was nowhere for me to park. There was a small lot that was already full of cars and bikes and the rest of the road appeared to be private and permit parking only.
The road was very pretty and the water was gorgeous, but it was very hard to really appreciate the lighthouse without being able to get out and really see it. I supposes one could risk parking along the beach without a permit but even then the walk up doesn't seem very pedestrian friendly with the windy road and lack of sidewalk. Maybe I'm just spoiled by the great parking at Nubble Light in Maine which is my typical go to lighthouse in the summers. I don't even know if it was open as I never even got out of my car.
Written June 28, 2014
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Christina K
New Baltimore, VA76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
If you are looking for that perfect Cape Cod lighthouse photo, this is it. The Nobska Light is beautiful and so is the view over the ocean from it. Easy walk from Nobska Beach. Worth checking out!
Written July 14, 2018
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