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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Long Walk for not much of anything

I was told prior to going to the light house that I could definitely get inside. That didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ANN L
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Quick stop - nice lighthouse

Easy paths to access lighthouse and nearby metal ship structure with free parking in between. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seasidesewing
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Bishopville, Maryland
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told prior to going to the light house that I could definitely get inside. That didn't happen. After walking all the way out there I was quite disappointed to find that all I could do is look at the outside and the water....More

Thank ANN L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy paths to access lighthouse and nearby metal ship structure with free parking in between. There is park nearby so you can also have walk or sit and relax and enjoy view of ocean and nearby marina/boats.

1  Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wrote a review of Bug Light Park, of which this lighthouse is part. See that review. This is a great place to relax and I go there quite often.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend a visit easy to get too , lots of free parking , many walks near by stunning scenery weather can be very changeable when we arrived it was very misty and within minutes perfect sunshine

Thank fluffy001
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our b&b hosts took us on a tour of some of the Maine Lighthouses. We were so happy that we got to visit this one. The history of the lighthouse, and the ability to walk around on the lighthouse walk made it a very nice...More

Thank Nora B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Free parking Free admission Uneven terrain on the path to the lighthouse Wheel chair and child stroller accessible from the parking lot to the path near the lighthouse. I wouldn't advise taking a child's stroller or wheel chair on the path to the lighthouse. You...More

Thank TravelVidaa
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I don't know when the name was applied to this wonderful small lighthouse, but it is "cute as a bug". It once was on a breakwater that went nearly 1900 feet out into the harbor. The land has since been filled in, so that it...More

1  Thank DavidandGee
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A great place to spend an afternoon with a picnic, a good pair of shoes for hiking the breakwater to the lighthouse, and flying a kite! There is a small beach where you can put your toes in the water and it sits at the...More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was the first stop on our tour of lighthouses along the coast, and a great place to start. Plenty of available parking for the surrounding park made this an easy location to explore. The view of Portland and the surrounding harbor was wonderful. There...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Enjoy free parking with a dramitic panaramic view of Portland Harbor. Short walk to Bug Light. The light was extinguished during World War II and not relit until 2002. A little inside info on the relighting of Bug Light. Around 2002, the U. S. Coast...More

Thank Sid D
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