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Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“yacht club” (15 reviews)
“private road” (14 reviews)
“light house” (14 reviews)
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Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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"yacht club"
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"private road"
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"light house"
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"private residence"
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"boston skyline"
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"break water"
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"the security guard"
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"worth the effort"
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"rocky path"
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"audubon society"
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"parking lot"
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"worth the short drive"
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"club members"
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"road signs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be a little windy and chilly here since it is so exposed. It's a nice walk out to the lighthouse. You can also walk out on the jetty. It's very picturesque.

Thank southendgirlfriend
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Eastern Point Light is an iconic lighthouse whose image can readily be found on postcards and tourist items. For all of that, it is surprisingly small and unimposing. The approach to it is tricky in that one must pass by granite posts with signs that...More

Thank marianc95
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a small rock outcropping with a nice lighthouse and outbuildings , good photo ops but you can't go on the island .

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Beautifully maintained lighthouse and grounds. The vistas from here are the best anywhere on the coast. Don't miss.

Thank jerdc
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were just driving around East Gloucester .. we knew the lighthouse was located on the jetty at that end of the Cape . It is almost impossible to locate . you go through many residential areas with signs saying "private" No signs directing one...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was only a few minutes from our hotel, but takes you through local weird roads, many that say private or residents only. It is chain linked in and was closed when we got there in mid am. I really would have enjoyed being able...More

Thank CalaMala
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Park at the base and walk out on the jetty for a great view of Gloucester to the east and the Atlantic to the west.

Thank cdolmsted
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We drove through a very exclusive neighborhood with signs saying for residents only to get to the lighthouse. Turns out that the lighthouse is a private residense. There is a good view of the castle across the water. Also a view off in the distance...More

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Five stars is for the lighthouse/jetty. This is absolutely worth the trip. Beautiful views. Zero stars is for the perfect example of wealth-based entitlement in our backyard. The residents do their best to make you feel like you can't use the roads. There are 'private...More

5  Thank Arinei
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit and be surrounded by water. You cannot tour the actual lighthouse but you can walk on the jetty and sit on the rocks at the end. Great place to be on a warm sunny day.

Thank kimbD5338BC
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deuceboi2004
11 October 2017|
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Response from digdeep0169 | Reviewed this property |
The location is open, however you can't get to the Lighthouse... unless there's a Tour being conducted. we traveled Sept 2017. it it completely fenced off. Don't be discouraged by the private drive-ways to private Housing... More
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ann h
7 April 2017|
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Response from digdeep0169 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know of a phone number... sorry... we drove to this Lighthouse... although we were unable to actually tour it, we were close enough to take photos of it, walk around it. I hope this helps.
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ann h
7 April 2017|
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Response from ccgirl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Eastern Points Lighthouse is the private residence of the local Coast Guard commander and family. It is not open to the public.
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