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Cute as a bug 'light'

Worth a stop if you are checking out the lighthouses in the Portland area. Can't go inside but you... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Barbara D
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Beautiful Edifice

The lighthouse is well preserved. The park it sits in has great views of the bay. You are going to... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Bob19512014
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Clearwater, Florida
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
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Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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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.

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.

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

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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

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

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.

Thank BaronVonL
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Bug Light lives up to its name. It's small and cute. It's worth going to see. It sits at the end of a pretty park where you can relax, picnic, fly kites or just enjoy the view. The lighthouse has some very pretty design and...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I recently read that the round metal used was made by the Portland Company, with the Greecian pillars in front to hide these plates. Park the car, get out and walk onto the lighthouse. The walk is slightly difficult on some large rocks but you...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed May 16, 2018

My wife and I visited three of the lighthouses in the Portland area. Compared to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse it is easy to get up close to this one without having to navigate jagged rocks. All three of the area lighthouses (including Portland Head Light)...More

1  Thank bob b
Reviewed March 19, 2018

This is s nice little lighthouse once you park you can walk to and walk completely around it.A nice spot to fly kites.You can see Spring Ledge light and Portland headlight from here.There is also the South Portland Historical museum and a monument to the...More

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