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“Meet the Atlantic”
Review of Chatham Lighthouse

Chatham Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
Reviewed April 29, 2014

If the town of Chatham is busy and you want some ocean view, consider going down Main St, and take a right. There overlooking the sea is Chatham LIghthouse. On the plus side there are magnificent views, regardless of the tide. The parking consists of 30 minute free spots. These are monitored and if you wait, someone will pull out and you can park.
The Lighthouse itself is one of only 7 left on the Cape that is functioning. Called the sisters, they are the third generation - the others having succumbed to cliff erosion. Built in 1881, and moved here in the 1920's, to the right of the building is the base for the twin, which has been moved to Orleans.
Below is Chatham beach - pristine sand that stretches for miles. If parked above, one can walk down stairs and back. Or park your car in town and walk, bike or take a summer shuttle to the beach. Then stay for hours.
No bathrooms, no admission to the lighthouse, no food areas. Just prepare yourself for a beautiful, often windy, ever changing view of the edge of the sea.

Thank upstateRochesterNY
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

A beautiful look out to behold. Climb the stairs of this historic lighthouse and enjoy the view. Not recommended for those who need assistance. Small children are not allowed to climb up the top. Check their website for days and week that the lighthouse is open for tours.

Thank Hogiepaw
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

you can walk for several miles. Didn't see seals on this trip but normally there are many. Love the fact there are so few people

Thank charp882
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Lighthouse was beautiful, unfortunately closed for the season, so we were unable to take a tour. The beach was beautiful, however, we will return in the summer months.

Thank Pamala G
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

I truly loved this place during my first and only visit so far. Across from the lighthouse is the million-dollar view stretching out across the sea and beach in all directions....great for panorama shots! The colors of the ocean, sand and flowers dotting the shore are just gorgeous. If you continue along down the road (i'm not sure which direction, but the lighthouse would be on your left as you drive down hill i believe....this road should take you to a beautiful wildlife sanctuary with both private and public beach (you might need better directions than what i have here....but it is stunning and natural beauty is all around and awe inspiring...Chatham has beautiful vibrant light due to the sea's reflection.

Thank Elsabud
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