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“This Light Rocks”

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
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London, United Kingdom
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506 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
“This Light Rocks”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A short drive from the Bug Light is the Spring Point Ledge Light which sits on the end of its man-made breakwater pier.
This Lighthouse is the only one with public access at certain times and is located near Fort Road on Spring Point Shoreway. It is an enjoyable walk across the large laid rocks to the Light providing visitors looking back with views of Casco Bay and the Portland Head Light in the distance to the left and the Bug Light closer to the right. The old fortification remains located on the Southern Maine Community College are also interesting to explore. Easy access, free parking and a small shop with seasonal openings.

Visited October 2013
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University Heights, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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“Beautiful view, plentiful parking”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have been here too many times to count!! Scenery is beautiful and anyone you encounter is always friendly-we have found this to be true of all Mainers, by the way. The last time the water was so tempting that daughter and I went wading. Wow-colder water than expected but very refreshing.

Visited August 2013
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Norwich, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
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“Cute little light”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

While this light may not be huge, it's still fun to see, and you can walk out to it and take in some good views of the harbor. If you are like me and just like to take in lighthouses, this one adds to the list and because of the sparkplug style, it's a bit more unique as well. We weren't able to tour it, just walk around, but it was still worth the stop!

Visited September 2013
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Forney, Texas
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135 reviews
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“A Nice Little Lighthouse”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This lighthouse is located at the end of a small walkway made of granite boulders. Be sure to walk out and around the lighthouse -- it makes for a beautiful view of the water and the city -- and from here you can spot both the Portland Observatory and Portland Head. A nice place to stop by and visit.

Visited November 2012
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South Portland, Maine
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“The Sparkplug Lighthouse”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

This lighthouse is the only "sparkplug" shaped lighthouse you can walk out too. It is surrounded by the Southern Maine Community College on picturesque Portland Harbor. The lighthouse is open for tours on limited weekends. This is an active lighthouse still in use although it is automated. If you ever in the area, it is a worth while visit. The walk from land out along the breakwater is very uneven. Not wheelchair accessible. I grew up a half mile from this ionic lighthouse.

Visited July 2013
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