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Rockland Breakwater Light

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Address: Rockland, ME
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was...

Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Fun place To go. Good long walk and great views of rockland harbor and owls head. Skip over the stones on the breakwater...maybe you will see a seal lobster fishermen sailing... read more

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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical Maine lighthouse except that it's on the end of a nearly mile long man made granite breakwater.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun place To go. Good long walk and great views of rockland harbor and owls head. Skip over the stones on the breakwater...maybe you will see a seal lobster fishermen sailing yachts.

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Rockland, Maine
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a great walk for the steady. Uneven granite, make sure you wear your solid shoes, no stiletto's, lol! Beautiful views.

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Tamworth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a light breeze and 80's with no clouds,perfect day to walk out to the lighthouse on the breakwater,my wife grew up here and wanted to show me.worth every step!

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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not quite a mile out to the light house but it's well worth the walk and exercise - watch your footing and enjoy the view! I also like to check out the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse streaming cam when I'm not in Maine.

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Thank Thom W
Nashville, Tennessee
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk is longer than it looks and the wall is broken all the way down so be cautious with your step but it is a great walk and worth the bit of caution with walking. It is not difficult, just watch as you step. Keep an eye on high tide but definitely walk this if in Rockland. Our day... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't the most spectacular lighthouse we saw while visiting Maine, but being able to walk nearly a mile out into the ocean is different than anything we've done. The walk isn't very dangerous as long as you're careful. Stay in the middle when you can, and watch your step as there are some fairly large crevices along the way,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from our hotel on Main in Rockland so 3+ miles each way. The breakwater itself is around 3/4 mile long. Great exercise. Lighthouse itself small, but great view of the harbor from the breakwater.

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Camden, Maine
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many years ago, when the Samoset Resort was in it's infancy, there was an effort made to fix up the Breakwater Light as this attraction, a mile walk away, was getting pretty shabby. The light itself was automated, and the Keepers House was suffering since it had been abandoned. Well that effort nearly was the end of the of the... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About the best view of Penobscot Bay, Owls Head, the islands, Rockland harbor and all the boats coming and going. It's about a mile walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse over generally smooth and flat boulders. If that's too far, you get most of the view with just a short walk to the land end of the breakwater.

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