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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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See the ocean up close

While waiting for the ferry to Vinalhaven or North Haven, a fun adventure is to rent a bike and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts
Nice walk when the weather is good!

This is a great walk of about 3/4 mile with ocean on both sides to reach the lighthouse. If the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed yesterday

While waiting for the ferry to Vinalhaven or North Haven, a fun adventure is to rent a bike and ride out to the beginning of the breakwater. Then, walk on out to see the light house. Great to see the ocean and feel like you...More

Thank jenny2659
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great walk of about 3/4 mile with ocean on both sides to reach the lighthouse. If the weather is good and the tide isn't high, it's fantastic. That said, be aware that this structure was built as a breakwater, not a walkway....More

1  Thank cjmPhoenix
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This walk is a lot longer than it looks. But we'll worth the time and effort. Try it I think you'll like it.

Thank middleboro
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our walk out the breakwater to see this lighthouse. There are lovely views of the area and the lighthouse is nice. Be sure to read about the construction of the breakwater before you go.

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk out to the light is about a mile one way along a granite walkway. It is amazing to see all those huge pieces of granite. It was an amazing feat to get all of them cut, moved into place, and fairly flat for...More

Thank Norskdoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to walk this on a whim while we were visiting the area. Unfortunately, we almost made it there before we saw people turning back to realize that high tide had swept over the rocks and people were commenting that it...More

Thank Brianne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

the walk was wonderful , I took a few people with me and the view was exceptional , the kids enjoyed it and cant wait to go again.

Thank anna p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we really enjoyed walking out on the breakwater! It was a good mile walk one way, but it beautiful walk it was! Definitely worth the visit! One of my favorite things to do while visting is in Rockland!

Thank pattia61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful little lighthouse at the Rockland, ME breakwater. There is a long breakwater to walk out to the light and while there, you may have the pleasure of watching Windjammer schooners either arriving or departing Rockland Harbor. Even if you miss the...More

Thank sland1225
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really fun walk. The lighthouse wasn't open when we went, but I think the real attraction is the view. It looks like a long way, but it only took about 15 minutes to walk out to the lighthouse. Definitely wear sturdy shoes...More

Thank LarisaE
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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
2 August 2016|
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Response from hola2010 | Reviewed this property |
no restrooms available