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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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My wife and I visited three of the lighthouses in the Portland area. Compared to Spring Point... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bob b
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Tampa, Florida
Bug Lighthouse park

This is s nice little lighthouse once you park you can walk to and walk completely around it.A nice... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
John P. G
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Maine
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • 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

My wife and I visited three of the lighthouses in the Portland area. Compared to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse it is easy to get up close to this one without having to navigate jagged rocks. All three of the area lighthouses (including Portland Head Light)...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is s nice little lighthouse once you park you can walk to and walk completely around it.A nice spot to fly kites.You can see Spring Ledge light and Portland headlight from here.There is also the South Portland Historical museum and a monument to the...More

Thank John P. G
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

No review. Just worth visiting. How can you not like Regency detailing in cast iron on this scale...

Thank hw46
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Another lighthouse we could view from a cruise around Portland. Would love to spend time at the lighthouse on the land side.

Thank Slick5276
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Beautiful little spot and easy to get to. Fairly easy and short walk right to the Lighthouse.

Thank Glori H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I go hear to relax, enjoy the views of Casco Bay and watch the water traffic! From big oil tankers, schooners, small and large sailing vessels, little water taxis and ferry boats, the scenery is lovely. You can walk right up to the lighthouse, there...More

Thank Jayme P
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse is most often referred as Buglight, and is at the edge of the park on the ocean. The ocean and those distant islands are captivating. There's a proper, nice walkway to the lighthouse. Parking is easy and plenty. As mentioned in my Buglight...More

Thank YatriForever
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My husband was all raring to go on this long walk across uneven granite rocks, me not so much.The history is interesting and we have no idea how they could have possibly gotten these granite slabs out into the water in 1875! Which makes the...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you're a U.S. Citizen, you have to come here when you're in Portland, ME. This is the iconic lighthouse that is shown in just about every Maine brochure. It's the first lighthouse commissioned by President George Washington, which makes it the first lighthouse of...More

Thank Stevo9378
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Not much to speak of here, but it was a nice small lighthouse just to check out. I liked the park, and the view is great!

Thank ehcdiva
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