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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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Beautiful views on this walk!

My husband, adult daughter and I decided to walk out to the lighthouse on a perfect day! Sunny, a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karlabrann2017
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Hampstead, North Carolina
Great walk to the lighthouse over the breakwater

Whenever we come to Maine and stay in the Rockport/Rockland area, my wife and I always do a morning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mvssysprog
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“long walk” (83 reviews)
“great walk” (68 reviews)
“watch your step” (42 reviews)
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Rockland, ME
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"wear good walking shoes"
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"great exercise"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, adult daughter and I decided to walk out to the lighthouse on a perfect day! Sunny, a bit windy, but low 70’s. Using my Apple Watch, I was able to verify the distance of .90 miles, one way. The round trip from our...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whenever we come to Maine and stay in the Rockport/Rockland area, my wife and I always do a morning walk on the 7/8 mile breakwater to the lighthouse. You need to be careful because there are, generally, small gaps between the granite boulders. They used...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

3/4 of a mile out and then back again on huge granite blocks. The surface of which is not even, smooth and has large gaps. Watch you step or you could fall in a hole and get hurt. It also very wind a you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was worth the walk on the breakwall. The sign has posted hours that the light house is open, but the locals say it is almost never open, and it wasn't. Also, check out the light house museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the view! You have to watch your step, but the path isn't difficult. Nice little walking path with benches that lead to this. Will definitely be back.

Thank Tearah S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in Rockland and want a unique attraction, check out the Rockland Breakwater Light. I believe it’s 0.9 miles from the start to the lighthouse. The walk can be a bit rough, with broken rocks, so make sure to wear appropriate shoes, and to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice walk out to the light house. There is no bathroom before the walk or information about the lighthouse. Wish there was.

Thank Sarah2573
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a 7/8 of a mile walk over level but not totally granite slabs that comprise the breakwater—good exercise and rewarding views of the harbor and passing boats.

Thank James T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Maine my whole life and I’m pretty sure this was my first visit. There is some parking but not a ton. There’s a little picnic area and the beach area is nice. The breakwater is a nice walk and our young kids...More

Thank Bethany D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from this lighthouse in the middle of Rockland Harbor is fantastic as is the journey to get there. Viewers must walk 7/8 of a mile on a granite Breakwater made up of huge boulders to reach the lighthouse. The walking surface of the...More

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mjb1127
May 29, 2018|
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Response from JewelsBH | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the end of the road. About 10 spaces. And I would say it takes about 20- 30 min. to walk out depending on yourself. It's about a mile but so worth it. The rocks you walk on are large and easy to cover
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Mike P
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Donnie C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely
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Cathy S
April 2, 2017|
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Response from BigGuy01923 | 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
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