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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

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Address: Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106

Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.

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Panaramic View of Portland Harbor

Enjoy free parking with a dramitic panaramic view of Portland Harbor. Short walk to Bug Light. The light was extinguished during World War II and not relit until 2002. A little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sid D
South Portland, Maine
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South Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy free parking with a dramitic panaramic view of Portland Harbor. Short walk to Bug Light. The light was extinguished during World War II and not relit until 2002. A little inside info on the relighting of Bug Light. Around 2002, the U. S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation branch at Group Portland, South Portland, Maine was cleaning out a... More 

Thank Sid D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

While on our adventure up the east coast, Portland Breakwater Light was on our list of lighthouses to see. It is also known as Bug Light. We had just left the Spring Point Ledge Light which is very close by. Our GPS had a really hard time finding Bug Light though. It tried to take us across the water instead... More 

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Parrottsville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was part of our tour of lighthouses and it was just as nice as the others. Worth seeing all of the houses.

Thank Nora S
Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Quaint little lighthouse out on a "breakwater" that you can walk out to. It's located inside of a park and the views from the property are picturesque.

Thank Colleen C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was a nice visit, a quiet break from the activities of the rest of the city. It doesn't require a lot of time, but you can come, walk around, and enjoy the views.

Thank dustythoughts
Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very nice light house. You could get close for photos. Roses everywhere. We also walked thru Fort Williams. Nice info all around.

Thank Bruce K
New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was quite refreshing and pleasant experience. Away from the hustle and bustle of crowded city life. Great place for kids too.

Thank Ashok G
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had hoped to climb a lighthouse. This did not present that opportunity, but it was beautiful and the park surrounding the lighthouse was great. Good to see, nice surroundings. Seems to be a favorite with most folks. It's small, as in short. Good to include in a trip.

Thank tracreff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I didn't realize how much transformation had occurred on the Maine coastline. The lighthouse is beautiful as is the spectacular view of Portland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was our 4th lighthouse in the same day and was our favorite -- it being so cute! Very accessible in Bug Light Park. Great views and perfect for our picnic dinner.

Thank ChooChoo4427

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