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Nauset Light

2 Nauset Light Beach Rd, Eastham, MA 02642-1729
+1 508-240-2612
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Interesting little light house

You can take a short walk on a trail to the light house but tours are only available in the summer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeannie2207
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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There are a lot of lighthouses along the New England shoreline. But one of the most celebrated is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Free tours of the light are offered from May to October. Visit the Nauset Light Preservation Society page on Facebook for the dates and times for this season.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Nauset Light Beach Rd, Eastham, MA 02642-1729
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can take a short walk on a trail to the light house but tours are only available in the summer. It's interesting to look around though. It still has a working light. It's close yo the beach and car park.

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are a lot of lighthouses along the New England shoreline. But one of the most celebrated is the Nauset Light, officially known as Nauset Beach Light, a restored lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore near Eastham, Massachusetts. Erected in 1923 using the 1877...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nauset Light offers a lovely view of the area and is a fun stop before or after visiting Nauset Beach in the National Seashore. The tours are "homey" but fun (if not always historically accurate).

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was honestly one of the highlights of our vacation and it was unexpected because we thought it would be really boring. It surprised us. We learned a lot about the lighthouse and it was surprisingly interesting. I would visit this lighthouse while you can,...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we headed out to Cape Cod to enjoy the beaches. It was sunny and very breezy. Not too many people on the beach as a lot of children have gone back to school. We didn't make it over to the light house, but view...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes you just have to stop to take the obligatory picture here but it is very pretty and worth the stop!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lighthouse is well kept, not very tall, probably not the original structure as it was moved several times inland due to beach erosion. Free entrance, but not much to see. Surrounding area is a flat beach with a large parking lot, and private houses.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really good looking lighthouse, right by the beach, easy to visit, fun to go up, and superb views open after you go up.

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was a pretty lighthouse. In fact, it gets a 4 because it is a pretty lighthouse. Unfortunately it is open for limited hours and we did not get to go inside. The nearby beach is pretty. Stop if you have time.More

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We will shift the tour hours to 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays after Labor Day. Just let the ranger know that you are coming to see the light and parking is free. We schedule the lighthouse tours from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I stopped by while in the area. I recommend going toward the end of the day when parking is free. Check the website for tour hours as they aren't open for long periods of time and the line can get long. The tour was brief...More

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Coming later in the day is good advice as the beach is very popular on summer days. We schedule the lighthouse tours from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday through Labor to make parking easier. Just let the ranger know that you...More

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anna c
14 August 2017|
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Response from CapeCarl | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Right now the 1986 beacons are shut off. The N.L.P.S. is replacing worn out parts. We will have it up and running as soon as the work is completed.Normally Nauset Light is lit 24/7 year round.
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M B
6 August 2017|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
To add to the previous answer from Denise, Nauset Beach is in East Orleans while Nauset Light Beach is in Eastham. (The shallow beach referenced on the inner Cape is Skaket Beach in Orleans.) I have not gone to the beach at... More
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Christine C
7 July 2017|
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Response from CapeCarl | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the site if they are controlled as the National Seashore requires. They are not allowed in the tower itself.
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