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Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. - has been in operation since 1791. Although it is closed to the public, you can stop by the adjacent museum, enjoy the grounds which include a beach, lawns and picnic areas and view boats entering and leaving the harbor.
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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
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"beautiful lighthouse"
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"light house"
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"fort williams park"
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"gift shop"
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"the cliff"
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"oldest lighthouse"
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"small museum"
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"food truck"
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"walking trails"
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"porta potties"
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"portland head"
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"plenty of parking"
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"small fee"
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"great photos"
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"quintessential maine"
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"rocky shore"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The grounds of this lighthouse are awesome. The Cliff Walk was amazing. Beautiful views of the ocean and coast line. Unfortunately the light house wasnt open to the public. Not sure if it is seasonal or not open at all?

Thank bethypoo
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Reviewed today

If you can time your visit till when the weather is great do. Went when full sun and bright blue skies. Truly breathtaking looking out over the water.. Yes the little Museum and shop are only opened from Memorial Day till October but not having...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Portland head light is one of the most beautiful lighthouses and the view of the Maine coast is amazing. Its definitely worth the trip to see. The gift shop is very small and busy so I don’t recommend taking the time to shop.

Thank mmkerrick
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Jeanne G, Manager at Portland Head Light, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The gift shop supports the preservation of Portland Head Light which was established in 1791.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This entire area is well preserved and within Fort William military (out of use) use area of some sort. The lighthouse is just amazing, views all around breathtaking, plenty of parking in several areas, walk, just absorb in and smell the fresh sea breeze. All...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you come on a stormy day or a sunny one, winter or summer this is a beautiful vista to see. I recommend early morning to avoid the crowds if you want to get an uncluttered photo of the lighthouse. The waves breaking on the...More

Thank deborahrX7260BH
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful area with ample parking. We got several great pictures. There were various groups playing games, flying kites, and a dog group. Lots to do and space for kids to run! Portable restrooms were decent enough.

Thank Katy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an amateur photographer and this lighthouse was the perfect subject to take photos of. The lighthouse is beautiful and the scenery is even more amazing. You actually get the added bonus of seeing another lighthouse in the distance to it's technically a two in...More

Thank Jenna T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Portland and decided to drive to Cape Elizabeth to visit the Light House. It's a short drive with beautiful scenery. The light house is gorgeous to see and you are able to walk around to see different views. It's a must if...More

Thank WanderlustSydney123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was suggested by some family in the area when i asked to see some light houses. Although the park it self is beautiful and we were able to take pictures without a TON of people everywhere I would have liked to see more information...More

Thank sdickey024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a delightful stop, even on a dreary spring day at this beautiful lighthouse. I have seen many, but this one is majestic in every way. Scenic and picturesque from every angle with waves crashing against the rocky coast as if set to music. I...More

Thank washwoman
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Bobbyhoude
13 April 2018|
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Response from L5127PJroberth |
There were a few port-a-potties.
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Marlena W
22 June 2017|
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Response from enid1964 | Reviewed this property |
You could bike there, but it really is more enjoyable to walk. It is not large enough to have trails for biking.
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Ryan W
20 June 2017|
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Response from EspritSaro | Reviewed this property |
I didn't but yes you can. It's a small lighthouse though. I would prefer not to spend some bucks on it as you are already in a cliff to see enough.
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