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Portland Head Light

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Address: 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
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+1 207-799-2661
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Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most...

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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Beautiful Views (I have been many times)

We have been many times. Beautiful Lighthouse, Views and Area. There is handicap parking if you need it. It is a short visit .... or stay longer and hang out for a picnic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Seekonk, MA
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Seekonk, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been many times. Beautiful Lighthouse, Views and Area. There is handicap parking if you need it. It is a short visit .... or stay longer and hang out for a picnic, beach or old forts. It is a must see if you are in or near Portland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were after the quintessential Maine sites and experiences, and were going to see the Bug Light near old Portland, but the Head Light was recommended. The day was clear and sunny, and the lighthouse is everything you'd like one to be. Tall, starkly white and gleaming against the blue water. Worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Lighthouse on a brilliantly sunny day. Air temp was cold 30's but it was a magnificent view of the inlet.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the coastline and water. Waves crashing into rocky cliffs, gorgeous lighthouse, picture perfect!

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If in the Portland this is really worth a visit even for a drive through. Beautiful park, great vistas of Casco Bay, Portland and the Atlantic. New Children's Garden, not to be missed even if you aren't a child. Multiple trips each year, year round.

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South Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Portland headlight several times and each time I discover something new. Great waking paths along the coast offering great views of Portland Harbour and some of the islands. I suggest you visit on both a nice sunny calm day as the views are breathtaking and you can see so much. But also be sure to... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portland Head Light is the quintessential lighthouse in a picture-perfect setting, overlooking dramatic cliffs and a rich history. The ever changing mood of the sea (we visited just before the full moon) and daylight never seem this place appear the same. A must for any romantic lighthouse aficionado! If it had not been so cold, we would have enjoyed more... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite lighthouse, it's absolutely gorgeous and a must for photographing. There's walking trails with multiple views and stunning views of the ocean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Portland Head Light several times for picnics or photography. I've been there in the sunshine and the fog and it's just beautiful. It's a perfect place to spend a summer day, picnicking, reading, enjoying the sound of the surf or exploring the ruins of Goddard Mansion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. It did not disappoint! Lots of walking trails and dog friendly.

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