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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Beautiful

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glori H
via mobile
Great park!

I go hear to relax, enjoy the views of Casco Bay and watch the water traffic! From big oil tankers... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jayme P
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Portland, Maine, USA
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Raghuraman C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I was told prior to going to the light house that I could definitely get inside. That didn't happen. After walking all the way out there I was quite disappointed to find that all I could do is look at the outside and the water....More

Thank ANN L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Easy paths to access lighthouse and nearby metal ship structure with free parking in between. There is park nearby so you can also have walk or sit and relax and enjoy view of ocean and nearby marina/boats.

1  Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I wrote a review of Bug Light Park, of which this lighthouse is part. See that review. This is a great place to relax and I go there quite often.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I would recommend a visit easy to get too , lots of free parking , many walks near by stunning scenery weather can be very changeable when we arrived it was very misty and within minutes perfect sunshine

Thank fluffy001
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