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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

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

Very nice light house. You could get close for photos. Roses everywhere. We also walked thru... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Bruce K
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Lombard, Illinois
Quiet and nice

It was quite refreshing and pleasant experience. Away from the hustle and bustle of crowded city... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Ashok G
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New Delhi
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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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
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
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...More

Thank tracreff
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.

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
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
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great photo opportunities, picnics or just a stroll along the shore. Benches along the walking path.

Thank jogillrichards
Reviewed 28 August 2016

In addition to this cute little lighthouse, there is also the Bug Light Park where you can relax or go fly a kite, or just admire the Portland waterfront from this South Portland location. Lastly, there is the Liberty Ship Memorial right on site, sort...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Bug Light Park is a great little park. The jewel is the lighthouse which dates from 1875. Some history is at sp-ce-rotary.org/SitePage/portland-breakwater-lighthouse-bug-light, and while you're there check the calendar. It's open about four or five times a year.

Thank scottirving1001
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Small lighthouse but the park and walkways are plentiful. Seats provided to rest and watch the active waterways. Free parking with a short flat walk to the lighthouse.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Unlike many other lighthouses of its size, this one has a "Crown"-like top to its tower (beneath the lantern room) which I thought was interesting. Ample (for a weekday, anyways) free parking in the park, and a pretty easy walk out to the lighthouse, though...More

Thank Travel613NYC
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