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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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Great walk. Beautiful views.

It was worth the walk on the breakwall. The sign has posted hours that the light house is open, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greg G
via mobile
Beautiful

Loved the view! You have to watch your step, but the path isn't difficult. Nice little walking path... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tearah S
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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” (68 reviews)
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Rockland, ME
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was worth the walk on the breakwall. The sign has posted hours that the light house is open, but the locals say it is almost never open, and it wasn't. Also, check out the light house museum.

Thank Greg G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the view! You have to watch your step, but the path isn't difficult. Nice little walking path with benches that lead to this. Will definitely be back.

Thank Tearah S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Rockland and want a unique attraction, check out the Rockland Breakwater Light. I believe it’s 0.9 miles from the start to the lighthouse. The walk can be a bit rough, with broken rocks, so make sure to wear appropriate shoes, and to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice walk out to the light house. There is no bathroom before the walk or information about the lighthouse. Wish there was.

Thank Sarah2573
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a 7/8 of a mile walk over level but not totally granite slabs that comprise the breakwater—good exercise and rewarding views of the harbor and passing boats.

Thank James T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Maine my whole life and I’m pretty sure this was my first visit. There is some parking but not a ton. There’s a little picnic area and the beach area is nice. The breakwater is a nice walk and our young kids...More

Thank Bethany D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from this lighthouse in the middle of Rockland Harbor is fantastic as is the journey to get there. Viewers must walk 7/8 of a mile on a granite Breakwater made up of huge boulders to reach the lighthouse. The walking surface of the...More

Thank Nomad0921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was equally neat to walk the mile to this lighthouse and read the history on how the walkway was made. What a fabulous stroll at sunset, just a few locals out and about. You do have to watch your step as the rocks are...More

Thank KelsieMoose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw it across the harbor as we stopped for food and had to check it out! Very cool walk, just watch your step and leave plenty of time. Really pretty to walk back as the sun is setting as well.

Thank saphyress
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!!!

Thank marjell826
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mjb1127
30 May 2018|
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Response from JewelsBH | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the end of the road. About 10 spaces. And I would say it takes about 20- 30 min. to walk out depending on yourself. It's about a mile but so worth it. The rocks you walk on are large and easy to cover
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Mike P
22 August 2017|
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Response from Donnie C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely
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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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