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West Quoddy Head Light
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Lubec
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I originally had an idea that we would go at low tide and proceed over to the lighthouse...we rethought this after seeing all the slippery seaweed. I definitely don't see this as a place to take young children since the dropoff is so severe. You can see the lighthouse and get some pix in about 20-30 min. including the drive from Campobello Roosevelt site.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

While the view wasn't great on the day we went, the fog made our visit to West Quoddy Lighthouse more poignant, emphasizing the life saving importance of lighthouses to countless seafarers prior to modern navigation. As a bonus, the flashing beacon was prominent in the fog. Patient people in our party (not me) were able to catch the light in their photographs.

After the requisite photo op with the "Easternmost point in the U.S.A." sign, we took the trail past the horn along the cliff to a wooden staircase leading down to the beach. This rocky beach was fun to explore. Go left at the bottom of the staircase for pictures of the lighthouse rising off of the cliff. Many people have built cairn-like structures with the rocks on the beach and we enjoyed making one to add to the collection.

A previous reviewer noted it was hard to find. They've improved the signage. Coming from the south on 1, we took 189, to South Lubec Road, to West Quoddy Head road to the lighthouse and followed large red and white painted lighthouse signs.

Thank Kaaragon
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Beautiful lighthouse! First trip without the fog and it was a beautiful sunrise. Still a great visit in fog or sun. Take some time to explore the walking trails and beach.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Since we were traveling to Lubec and then to Campobello Island, I just wanted to say the I had been at the Eastern most point in the USA! So we stopped, toured the gift shop and had a photo op which is just what I wanted to do!

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is the spot where the first rays of the sun touch the shores of the USA. The red & white banded West Quoddy Lighthouse meet those rays in dramatic form. The vistas are spectacular. The sunrises and sunsets are sights you won't forget. You are right on the edge of our land facing Canada and the vast ocean. Walking trails get you to different perspectives. The town of Lubec is close by as are other wonderful sights like Cobscook Bay. This is a must destination for almost anyone's list. Did I say romantic? You Bet!

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