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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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Rockland Lighthouse Walk

Great walk out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, that we thoroughly enjoyed. Especially with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
marjell826
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Thornton, New Hampshire
Just watch your step so worth it!

Totally breathtaking walking out to the lighthouse! Its worth the walk but sometimes you just have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeannie B
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Center Montville, Maine, United States
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“long walk” (83 reviews)
“great walk” (67 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great walk out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, that we thoroughly enjoyed. Especially with this being our first time to Rockland, we were so glad we did it, great views and it was a spectacular Spring Day! Highly recommend!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Totally breathtaking walking out to the lighthouse! Its worth the walk but sometimes you just have to watch your step! But once you get out there it's so worth it totally awesome you will not be disappointing!!

Thank Jeannie B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the lighthouse is the focal point of this attraction, the 7/8 mile breakwater is especially notable for how FLAT it is -- particularly since it's made of granite rocks pieced together almost like a jigsaw puzzle. Makes for a decent hike. Not flat enough...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must....you never get a chance to walk on granite slabs out to the ocean....wish I did take my camera!

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the area on business and some clients recommend I see this while in the area. I am so glad they did, it was a great experience. The walk out to the lighthouse seems to take forever and it is a bit treacherous...More

Thank christina t
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So interesting even to see the huge stones that form this breakwater path. Walked early before the day turned rainy. Some cool black and white ducks were in water. Quite a bit of boat traffic to see. Would be nice to go inside but that’s...More

Thank Gerry53_11
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a great though little more challenging than expected walk 7/8 of a mile there and then back. You do need sturdy shoes and it is not really disabled accessible. It is fun to be out on the ocean and even if it is...More

Thank Ajaxme
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We’ve been walking the breakwater out to the light house for many years. On a hot summer day, the cool breeze from the ocean is very refreshing. It’s good exercise too! Don’t miss coming here if you are in Rockland.

Thank JustLola
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Even in the cold March wind this was a beautiful walk. It is nearly a mile walk but totally worth it! Wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing as it tends to be windy on the wall. Also be mindful of the tides- there was a...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Rock to rock you walk as you make your way out to the Lighthouse. You may often see harbor seals in the surrounding waters as well as the beautiful Cormorants

1  Thank JewelsBH
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Mike P
22 August 2017|
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Response from Donnie C | Reviewed this property |
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Cathy S
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
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Corey M
5 December 2016|
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Response from Cheryl L | Reviewed this property |
We've seen people fishing as we have walked the Breakwater.
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