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This is the closest view you'll get of a lighthouse on Mount Desert Island. Bass Harbor Head Light is maintained by the Coast Guard and is a real, working lighthouse. Our kids really enjoyed exploring the tide pools that are available to view on the...More
Make sure to take the trail behind the lighthouse for the money shot. The short trail down to the rocky shoreline is a must, this is where you can take the most beautiful pictures of the lighthouse looking upwards. Take time to play in the...More
We visited the lighthouse on a Tuesday late afternoon. There were very few people there. Be sure to walk down the rocky point to get a great view of the lighthouse. You can also walk completely around the lighthouse and lightkeeper’s cottage, but cannot go...More
Many who see the lighthouse fail to walk to the opposite end of the parking lot to take the other path which takes you down to the rocks to see this most famous view. I informed people in the lot of the second path as...More
We went here after visiting one of the island’s gardens on a semi-cloudy day. The parking lot is pretty small so be prepared to wait. There are two different ways to view the lighthouse. We got there around 5:45pm on a Wednesday and lucked out...More
I'll be to the point. There is a small parking area and restroom facility. There is a small area to climb down to next to the shore to get a good look at the lighthouse. There are a few signs to read up on the...More
Park in the lot and walk a short ways down the path through trees. To get “the” shot of the lighthouse, you will need to scramble on rocks. A little bit precarious so be careful. Beautiful ! A hidden benefit-cell service here was good. We...More
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I didn’t get there at sunrise. Sorry. I just had my iPhone but I saw several with tripods. The problem is getting your equipment to the rocks for the shot. You need to be surefooted to get much equipment down there. It is a... More
I didn’t get there at sunrise. Sorry. I just had my iPhone but I saw several with tripods. The problem is getting your equipment to the rocks for the shot. You need to be surefooted to get much equipment down there. It is a scramble. Also it can get crowded. We were there about 8:30 am so it was fine. But we went during the day several times to get cell service. The parking lot was very crowded. I heard there was a line to take pictures.