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Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Full Day Maine Lighthouse Trail Tour from Nashua NH
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Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. - has been in operation since 1791. Although it is closed to the public, you can stop by the adjacent museum, enjoy the grounds which include a beach, lawns and picnic areas and view boats entering and leaving the harbor.
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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here with overcast skies and it was pretty but when the sun came out, the lighthouse and views were just stunning! With two boys, ages 11 and 13, their favorite part was the cliff walk to the rocks below.

Thank GardeningMom42
Reviewed yesterday

So, I adopted the portland head lighthouse. Third time and it just takes my breath away. The park, the fort, the parking, the beach, the lobster rolls, the well, everything! You enter the park, drive a winding road to the American flag pole and than...there...More

Thank thomas1469
Reviewed yesterday

Wow! Lovely lighthouse and breathtaking views. Picnic area with rocky beach. Fort near by for exploring. View that should don't stop.

Thank N U
Reviewed yesterday

This was our second visit to Portland Head Lighthouse and it is a must see! Breathtakingly beautiful location! Beautiful views, playground and beach area. My only complaint is bathrooms are port-a-potties!!

Thank Michael H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lighthouse and views of ocean and surrounding park were beautiful and so relaxing. Nice paths and flowers and several ruins nearby. Cliff walk path is just next to lighthouse and there is also a gift shop and small museum. Great for all ages.

Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode the Portland trolley up to the light. Try the Gorgeous Gelato! Beautiful views and photo ops. The weather was perfect

Thank mmcanter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a whim while vacationing in Portland, and boy am I glad we did!!! This attraction is not just a lighthouse, it is so much more. There's acres of green grass, rock filled beach where you can walk right up to the water...More

Thank Caitlyn W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just got back from Portland Headlight, another amazing day. This is a trip I never get tired of taking year round. In summer even on a busy day you never feel crowded and there are so many areas to explore and enjoy. The views are...More

Thank michellerB1626KG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit and walk on a Sunday day. The views are nice and the lighthouse is cool. You can't go inside but you don't need to. Many good photo ops

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was on a mission to see all the lighthouses Portland had to offer so I did not completely take advantage of all this park has to offer. The views are beautiful and there is a little museum for like $2 each, as well as...More

Thank kerrih44@aol.com
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Marlena W
22 June 2017|
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Response from enid1964 | Reviewed this property |
You could bike there, but it really is more enjoyable to walk. It is not large enough to have trails for biking.
Ryan W
20 June 2017|
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emily z
11 May 2015|
Response from Cherry_Wonderdog | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely. Unfortunately, the strawberry daiquiris are light on the rum.