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Rockland Breakwater Light

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Address: Rockland, ME
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was...

Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Fabulous Walk

The Rockland Breakwater light is a "must see" if you are in the Midcoast Maine area. The pathway to the light can be accessed from a side street adjacent to the Samoset resort or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gary S
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Steep Falls, Maine

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Steep Falls, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rockland Breakwater light is a "must see" if you are in the Midcoast Maine area. The pathway to the light can be accessed from a side street adjacent to the Samoset resort or from the hotel itself. It is approximately 8/10 mile long and takes about 30 minutes to get to the lighthouse. The walkway consists of a series... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice walk out to the lighthouse, sad that we missed the season when it's actually open! We enjoyed the view and even saw some fish swimming about!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take some time, stop here and stroll around. It is quiet a walk to the lighthouse but this is Maine at its best! We took a look at the breathtaking lighthouse and the harbour of Rockland. While walking we saw a fisherman catching some lobster. This is it! Cant get any better!

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went a couple days ago and when I did it was high did and beautifull day. I also went onto the docks and boats that were connected.

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Gorham, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a brisk 38 degrees this morning with a brisk wind but we decided to go out anyway. We are so glad we did. It was a spectacularly beautiful sunny morning and the views from the lighthouse were awesome. We will be back in warmer weather for sure!

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Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful how the breakwater rocks lead to the lighthouse. Moderate difficulty of walk, just have to make sure of each step is solid. Even going halfway to the lighthouse gives one a spectacular view. Very nice early morning walk to start the day. Small beach right before it with some pieces of sea glass for those that are interested. Must... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk to the lighthouse took about 30 minutes and was slow because the pier is actually very large blocks of stone that you have to step carefully from one block to the next. But the view out and back is fascinating. Be prepared if you go when the weather is less than ideal as it was windy, cold, and... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

7/8 mile long breakwater rock that you walk to reach this lighthouse. The walk requires sneakers as there are gaps up to 10" as you walk, uneven, however not difficult. It gets windy and cooler as you walk out. Great views of the bay, best photo op for lighthouse is to walk on the floating peer on the right as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It's a long walk out the breakwater but the view at the end is worth it! You definately have to watch where you are walking but I wore flip flops and did not have a problem. The beach at the beginning had quite a few interesting shells even at high tide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the rain this was a great afternoon. The breakwater is made of huge slabs of granite and makes for a fun walk. Wear shoes that grip although it is very safe. The walk is .8 of a mile to reach the lighthouse and the views are well worth it.

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