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Small, short walk

It’s a very short walk to get to the lighthouse and you cannot get into it. The whole park area is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Quick Stop Is All You Need

We stopped here as we were leaving town. There are great views of the bay and the tiny light house... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Lexington, Kentucky
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very short walk to get to the lighthouse and you cannot get into it. The whole park area is really worth the trip. Great views of the city from across Casco Bay.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We stopped here as we were leaving town. There are great views of the bay and the tiny light house is a great spot for some vacation pictures. Not much else to see at the park but there is a walking path with some benches.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teacher152015
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is an easily accessible lighthouse right on the shore of Portland. It is easy to drive to and has a nice parking area. Great spot if you or your kids like liigthouses.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cakedeco
Reviewed October 15, 2018

fantastic scenery took a coach tour here and we were not disappointing views were awesome, and the atmosphere was great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop if you are checking out the lighthouses in the Portland area. Can't go inside but you can get up close to it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara D
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The lighthouse is well preserved. The park it sits in has great views of the bay. You are going to get some great photos to share on FACEBOOK so go take a real camera with you when you visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The Portland Breakwater (a/k/a "Bug") is not a major light, but for those in the Portland area to see the Portland Head, it is worth a quick stop to see along with the Spring Point Ledge Light nearby. It's an adorable little light which is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bardgirl1
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Had a great walk on the quay to/ from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is in good repair, and makes an excellent subject for pictures. There are great views of harbor, from this location. Visit in the morning or late afternoon, as there is no shade...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James M
Reviewed June 23, 2018

One day, my grandson and I decided to go see all the local lighthouses in the immediate Portland, Maine area. We Googled and found several and set off. We spent a day going to various ones, and in the afternoon arrived at Bug Light. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ladyhawksz
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Good place to take a breather and view a truly beautiful and unique lighthouse. The park is also nice with a good liberty boat memorial. Kinda hidden but worth the drive.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Krysti W
April 3, 2017|
Response from EFW2014 | Reviewed this property |
No and yes. You can get close but the way the breakwater stones are set up you can not get to the actual lighthouse. Fort Williams Park on Shore Rd has the Portland Head lighthouse and there is a paved walkway that circles... More