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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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Address: Bristol, ME
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Easily my favorite Maine lighthouse

Pemaquid Point is so perfectly picturesque, especially if you take a walk on the rocky shoreline and look back up at the lighthouse. Quintessential Maine beauty. The view really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Maine Coast is filled with lighthouses and this one is no exception. The photo above does not do it justice it is gorgeous and has a jetty jutting out into the sea which is truly beautiful. The only thing I don't like about this one is that the house is to big and obscures the beauty of the lighthouse... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pemaquid Point is so perfectly picturesque, especially if you take a walk on the rocky shoreline and look back up at the lighthouse. Quintessential Maine beauty. The view really says it all. A must see.

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Bristol, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have seen weddings here, sat on the rocks in the dark here, sketched here, thought about life here and felt the pull of Bristol's history here. Pure heaven for anyone who knows the power of waves on the ocean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This must be one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Maine, because it was chosen to grace the Maine quarter and because of the famous 1929 watercolor of it by Edward Hopper. Before you go, check the Bristol parks website for seasonal hours and admission.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This was our last stop on a photography workshop after spending 5 days at Acadia National Park. And what a grand finale! I could easily have spent another hour here. We were here for almost two hours and into the dark before finally leaving. What's great about this particular lighthouse is the closeness you have to it and the sea... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you can climb out onto the rocks down below the lighthouse prepare for some of the most stunningly beautiful natural scenery you will see-a photographers dream. The view of the lighthouse from the rocks is gorgeous, as are the waves crashing on the rocks. Even better if it's a tiny bit stormy! The lighthouse itself is very interesting and... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This lighthouse is on the back of the Maine state quarter. Nice place and beautiful cliffs. You are able to climbed to the top. The line wasn’t too terribly long, but they only let five people up at once and they won’t let anyone else go up until all five come down. If they just let a few people go... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This lighthouse and the surrounding cliffs and rocks never tire for me. Depending on the ambient light and where the sun is in the sky it is different from my other visits. I love the contours and shapes and patterns of the rocks in front of the lighthouse and the weather in Mid October was beautiful and warm. Unfortunately the... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Absolutely stunning views of the surrounding sea! A lighthouse which you can explore inside of, beware while very well maintained the stairs get narrower as you get higher and the last step is just about as vertical as it gets. A definite experience I'm glad I had and will never forget!

Thank WannaBfoodie
Pemaquid, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located at the tip of the Pemaquid peninsula, 15 miles south of Damariscotta, this is the lighthouse found on the Maine Quarter. Best visited early morning or late (before or after the Town collects its "pound of flesh). Great on stormy days, but you are strongly encouraged to stay off the lower rocks. Use common sense.

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