We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Chatham Lighthouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419
Phone Number:
+1 508-430-0628
Website
Description:

One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 475 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 243
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Lots to See

Beautiful lighthouse with great view of the ocean. Couldn't go inside when I was there, but the exterior made for beautiful photos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
JaimeKarsch
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

475 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 446: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful lighthouse with great view of the ocean. Couldn't go inside when I was there, but the exterior made for beautiful photos.

Helpful?
Thank JaimeKarsch
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is typically closed to the public but when they have tours take one. The stairs to the top is a nice spiral and the view once up top is wonderful. Retired coast guard ppl give the tour and are very knowledgeable. The original coast guard boat that made a lot saves including the one featured in the movie... More 

Helpful?
Thank chrisfromthecape
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
639 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat, from the outside, Who knows if you can go inside. It's been here a long time -- there used to be two lighthouses in Chatham, now just one. Next to a cool beach.

Helpful?
1 Thank EagleEyeBoston
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
193 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

And they're happy to let you know about it. See the movie "Finest Hour" before you go (Netflix), and the place will come alive. It's got a beautiful beach, especially in winter. Waves over the bars in the distance, seals trolling, clouds scudding overhead...spectacular. See it!

Helpful?
1 Thank WorldSki
Arkansas
Level Contributor
156 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Easy parking right at the light house with a beautiful view of the beach. Loved how the American Flag flew beside the light.

Helpful?
Thank keylon
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A gorgeous view from the Lighthouse over looking the beach. Limited parking available across the street. People sit in their cars to enjoy the view.

Helpful?
Thank Pauline12345978
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

When we visited it was not open to tour. Never the less it was very scenic and historic. It was very windy and quite chilly I would suggest warm clothing of here in the winter.

Helpful?
Thank brownkate
Agawam, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
419 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Chatham Lighthouse is located on Main Street on a beautiful bluff overlooking the ocean. This is a must-see attraction when visiting Chatham. This is a perfect spot to take a walk on the beach or view the ocean from the top of the bluff where there is plenty of parking.

Helpful?
Thank Loves2Research
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It's a beautiful lighthouse. However, we couldn't find parking so we were only able to stop and take a picture.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy H
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Make sure to stop here, even if you don't have time to walk on the beach. The history of the boat rescue is very interesting.

Helpful?
Thank CC L

Travellers who viewed Chatham Lighthouse also viewed

 

Been to Chatham Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chatham Lighthouse and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Chatham Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?