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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-244-9753
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Worth the drive

This lighthouse is a bit of a drive from Bar Harbor. 30-45 minutes one way. On one side there are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Love2taketripsUSA
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USA
Vintage Maine

The view of the lighthouse from the water is fantastic. To get a similar view from land, you must... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wmiskelly
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Haines City
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (85 reviews)
“on the rocks” (68 reviews)
“coast guard” (27 reviews)
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Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This lighthouse is a bit of a drive from Bar Harbor. 30-45 minutes one way. On one side there are nice views of the Ocean, on the other there is a trail that takes you out on to rocks that allow to to get a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the lighthouse from the water is fantastic. To get a similar view from land, you must make your way down a steep, wooden stairway to the rocks. Then you must crawl over the rocks to get a good view of the lighthouse....More

Thank wmiskelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess the fact that it was so crowded was because it is really beautiful. But I think going there off season is the way to go. You have to climb over giant boulders to really see the lighthouse. There were probably thirty people climbing...More

Thank 116marylouc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always love going to this lighthouse. For the best view, you must walk down the path, steps, and rocks to see it from the Oceanside especially when the tide is coming in.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was neat to check out! Coast guard family actually lives there!! Make sure you check out the trail on the other side, the pictures are prettier! It's a little bit more difficult and it's rock climbing, but nothing too extreme.

Thank axj23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK, so it's an old lighthouse, but there really isn't much to see here. You can't even enter the lighthouse to visit... If it were closer, it might be worth going by to take a look, but if you're based in Bar Harbor, I don't...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible view. Walk to the light isn't too long and is well worth it. You can take a trail to the other side. It takes you to the rock outcropping. Make sure you wear shoes that fit. Flip flops or sandals are not...More

Thank Minibene
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No joke everyone from Acadia left there to come here. The road and parking lot are VERY narrow and small. I drive a crew cab pickup. The little Subarus and Prius' couldn't stay in their lane and kept crossing the yellow. If I can stay...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard this was a nice place to be around sunset. We may have arrived too late to get a good spot (not sure). Lots of people, parking was spotty, and we forgot our bug spray. Just felt like the postcard images looked better than what...More

Thank Matthias Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to see besides the lighthouse. View of the water was nice. If your in the area worth a short visit

Thank Robert L
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