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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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Serenity Now!!!

If you want to sit and watch the ships and boats come in and out of the harbor or just enjoy nature... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Union, Maine, United States
Great walk, great views...on a nice day

We enjoy walking out to the lighthouse on the Breakwater. The views are unique and fantastic. You... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Russell P
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to sit and watch the ships and boats come in and out of the harbor or just enjoy nature all around you, then the Breakwater Light is the place. Gives one the ability to walk out to the light or just enjoy...More

Thank Wizard1849
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We enjoy walking out to the lighthouse on the Breakwater. The views are unique and fantastic. You get to be out in the middle of the bay with great views of the water, the city of Rockland, and (if you are lucky) some sailboats gliding...More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse has its own parking lot and is easy to get to after leaving Main St. The stone pier is unique which makes it a must do. The views are amazing. You do need to watch where you are walking. The stones are giant...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We attempted to walk this early one morning and had to come back later that day due to the high winds causing lots of wave action...very cool to see! It's amazing what went in to making this, as you can see when walking the .9...More

Thank volzcynthia
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Stayed at Samoset Resort, which is adjacent to the lighthouse walk. Made the 7/8-mile walk out to the lighthouse. Beautiful views of Rockland harbor, the lighthouse, sail boats and the Bay. Took great photos from the resort, while on the breaker and from the Ferry...More

Thank M109A7ce
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Even if the lighthouse itself is not one of the best, but the aprox 2 km walking across the breakwater was an unique and awesome experience!

Thank dioral
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were here on a very nice warm fall Saturday and enjoyed the walk out to the lighthouse. Views were spectacular.

Thank mfbarthe
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The breakwater is a fantastic walk, almost a hike. It is made of huge stone blocks so there are gaps between and an uneven surface so the exercise is great while walking with ocean on three sides. It is about 3/4 of a mile each...More

Thank Cah858
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a pretty unique walk. The light itself isn't especially beautiful or interesting, but it's cool to walk across the breakwater to get to it.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It was fun to walk out on the breakwater. Need to watch where you step. We missed the time the lighthouse was open, but still enjoyed the hike.

Thank EV8
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Mike P
22 August 2017|
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Response from Donnie C | Reviewed this property |
Cathy S
2 April 2017|
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Response from BG01923 | Reviewed this property |
No. The pathway is constructed with large granite blocks which are irregular shapes and have gaping cracks between each block. It would be impossible in a wheel chair. It is also very difficult for anyone with a walking... More
Corey M
4 December 2016|
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Response from Cheryl L | Reviewed this property |
We've seen people fishing as we have walked the Breakwater.