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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-244-9753
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We wanted to visit a lighthouse or two while in Bar Harbor. This one was the closest and a very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phoenix, Arizona

Absolutely beautiful. Totally worth the drive over. Tiny out of the way place, and therefore was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (79 reviews)
“on the rocks” (63 reviews)
“coast guard” (24 reviews)
Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-244-9753
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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to visit a lighthouse or two while in Bar Harbor. This one was the closest and a very good adventure trip exploring the other side of the Island. The nature trails are always a very good plus for us and the views are...More

Thank nohbahdih
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Totally worth the drive over. Tiny out of the way place, and therefore was not nearly as crowded as some of the other places in bar harbor.

Thank kafkasprague
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this quaint little gem without knowing nothing about it. What a surprise it was. The parking lot is small and tight. First we went to the trail to the right by the corner of the lighthouse. It was nice but not impressive....More

Thank AineFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't really the greatest place to visit. It's just a lighthouse. You don't even get to tour the inside. If you've never seen a lighthouse before, then it's worth visiting, but if you have then just skip it.

Thank skarmo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you pull into the parking lot, you will say "hmm no big deal" as you are looking down at a building and the back of the lighthouse. However when you take the stairs down to the rocks and do a small bit of shimmying...More

Thank ZippyZZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a lovely place to visit! When I went, there weren't many people there, which was a plus, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous! Definitely go down to the rocks to get a better view of everything, but really no matter where you...More

Thank katdru3467
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bass Harbor Head Light has a special significance to me, since my aunt painted a picture of it. I wanted to take a phenomenal photograph to mark my visit and I couldn't get my shot! The weather didn't help since it had rained most...More

Thank Elida G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to the "quiet" side of the island to see this. It was well worth it. Went to the actual lighthouse building and then found the trail that leads to down below it. Played on the rocks below and just enjoyed the quiet and beauty.

Thank Singingdove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't just see the lighthouse, see it from the waters edge! if you are into great photo's, see it in the morning or noon hours, as the sun sets behind the house, your view is distorted by the sun behind the lighthouse.

Thank USPS497
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an afternoon trip to see the lighthouse. It was smaller than I thought it would be but had a cool 19th century bell and we learned from the interpretive signs about the different colors of light different Maine lighthouses used. Fun for the...More

Thank kurokitty
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