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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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This lighthouse is at the end of a mile-long breakwater which is quite easily traversed due to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Buffalo, NY
worth the trip

there are a lot of lighthouses in Maine. the neat experience of the walk made this a winner. it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
s h
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed yesterday

This lighthouse is at the end of a mile-long breakwater which is quite easily traversed due to level rocks used in construction. Allow at least 1 hour. Upon reaching the lighthouse you can easily climb the outer stairs to the deck which has benches where...More

Thank M Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

there are a lot of lighthouses in Maine. the neat experience of the walk made this a winner. it is long 3/4 mile each way, and must watch your step because of the uneven rocks. and lighthouse is just a B..but watching the lobster fisherman...More

Thank s h
Reviewed 3 days ago

The lighthouse is nothing special, but the walk to get there is. It's almost a mile each way over granite blocks, and the views are great. It's great exercise with a purpose. Lots of picnic tables at the start and benches at the end.

Thank frogcarguy
Reviewed 4 days ago

As mentioned, you need good walking shoes and to be careful when walking. Tends to be cool with the wind going by. We were fortunate enough to see porpoises swimming by at the end which we really enjoyed. It is also really an engineering marvel...More

Thank gladebaba
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked out to this lighthouse - not an easy walk, pretty uneven granite, but that made it really cool. The lighthouse doesn't really look like a light house, but the views are amazing.

Thank Tracie H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You walk along a wave break of large pieces of granite, so not for strollers or walkers--important to watch your step so as not to stub a toe or step into a crack between granite blocks! Very nice views out to see or back to...More

Thank WHSpain
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove down to the Camden/Rockland area to show family around and thought it would be fun to see a Maine lighthouse and this place was wonderful. I didn't know anything about it, so we were shocked when we pulled up and saw the impressive...More

Thank luv2laflissa
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of Rockland's most dramatic and romantic places to go to! The Breakwater, or jetty ,as we call them on Cape Cod, stretches out into the middle of Rockland's Harbor. At the end of it is an Old Fashioned Lighthouse.It is a long walk but...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a pretty long walk to the lighthouse over huge boulders. Very pretty walk out and nice views from the lighthouse area. Very busy with limited parking, but worth the stop.

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is simple, but somehow so enjoyable. Walking the Breakwater over massive granite rocks while looking at lobster traps, watching lobster men at work, and sailing vessels enter and exit the harbor is an idyllic experience.

Thank Bernard W
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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
Corey M
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
3 August 2016|
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Response from hola2010 | Reviewed this property |
no restrooms available