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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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great walk

It's a great walk for the steady. Uneven granite, make sure you wear your solid shoes, no... read more

Reviewed today
Rockland, Maine
Worth the hike

It was a light breeze and 80's with no clouds,perfect day to walk out to the lighthouse on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed today

It's a great walk for the steady. Uneven granite, make sure you wear your solid shoes, no stiletto's, lol! Beautiful views.

Thank Raine8961
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a light breeze and 80's with no clouds,perfect day to walk out to the lighthouse on the breakwater,my wife grew up here and wanted to show me.worth every step!

Thank Tamworth T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not quite a mile out to the light house but it's well worth the walk and exercise - watch your footing and enjoy the view! I also like to check out the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse streaming cam when I'm not in Maine.

Thank Thom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk is longer than it looks and the wall is broken all the way down so be cautious with your step but it is a great walk and worth the bit of caution with walking. It is not difficult, just watch as you step....More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't the most spectacular lighthouse we saw while visiting Maine, but being able to walk nearly a mile out into the ocean is different than anything we've done. The walk isn't very dangerous as long as you're careful. Stay in the middle when you...More

1  Thank dgoren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from our hotel on Main in Rockland so 3+ miles each way. The breakwater itself is around 3/4 mile long. Great exercise. Lighthouse itself small, but great view of the harbor from the breakwater.

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many years ago, when the Samoset Resort was in it's infancy, there was an effort made to fix up the Breakwater Light as this attraction, a mile walk away, was getting pretty shabby. The light itself was automated, and the Keepers House was suffering since...More

2  Thank Denis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About the best view of Penobscot Bay, Owls Head, the islands, Rockland harbor and all the boats coming and going. It's about a mile walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse over generally smooth and flat boulders. If that's too far, you get most...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a foggy day and didn't walk out on the breakwater because the rocks were wet and we didn't know if it was slippery. Enjoyed what we could see through the fog.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wear sturdy shoes! The walk is on uneven granite slabs so watch your step! Do not walk on any of the "filler stones-they can move and scare the you know what out of you. Gorgeous view!

Thank N5772XRjaneb
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Cathy S
Can you get out to it in a wheelchair?
3 April 2017|
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Response from BigGuy01923 | Reviewed this property |
No. The pathway is constructed with large granite blocks which are irregular shapes and have gaping cracks between each block. It would be impossible in a wheel chair. It is also very difficult for anyone with a walking... More
Corey M
Is fishing allowed off the break?
5 December 2016|
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Response from Gofar19 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any signs saying it was not allowed.
Laura S
Restroom at Rockland lighthpuse
3 August 2016|
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Response from hola2010 | Reviewed this property |
no restrooms available