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Cape Elizabeth Light

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Address: Opposite Lobster Shack - 225 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME

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Beautiful little lighthouse in residential community

Hard to get to and blocked off to public traffic, you can at least get a glimpse of it from a residential road - it is a cute, typical New England lighthouse, very picturesque.

Reviewed 6 January 2017
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much parking, and you can't get close to the lighthouse without trespassing on private residential property. Stopping on the dead end street for a quick photo is ok, but walking around seems to make the residents nervous. Apparently an arson incident has made the local homeowners jumpy, so do NOT set foot on anyone's driveway or lawn. Nice views... More 

Thank Mary H
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I visited on a heavy fog day and was not disappointed. The heavy surf was a beautiful backdrop to the Light house. Great photo spot.

Thank commander15067
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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409 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Hard to get to and blocked off to public traffic, you can at least get a glimpse of it from a residential road - it is a cute, typical New England lighthouse, very picturesque.

Thank christine102262
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Technically I think they are the front and rear range lights. Both are on private property. The Cape Elizabeth light has a great view from the end of Two Lights Road. The other is up a road into a residential area. Unique situation. Cannot be seen from Two Lights Park. Great place to take photos. Shore view great as well.... More 

Thank grahamc288
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went here with the family. Place was packed with tourists and wasn't crazy. The place was clean, spacious and busy. Great for all ages. We brought a sport stroller - easy to get around the trails (only one trail). One of my best day adventures in awhile.

Thank Pauline L
Kingsport, Tennessee
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219 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Located on Coast Guard property, access is restricted, so, most often you have a limited view of the lighthouse itself. But the rocky coastline at its base is beautiful. It reminded me of The Burren in Ireland. Amazing!

Thank tim_b_toolman
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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301 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

You know that you have become hopelessly addicted to lighthouse photography when you cannot move more than 2 feet in any direction without pointing the camera again towards the lighthouse, in search of that perfect combination of light and color. This is one of those lighthouses. The rocks are right, the water is right, the coast is right, and the... More 

Thank Marshall B
Bristol, Rhode Island
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Actually not a lot to do here, but just beautiful to see. This is the most classic of light houses. It has beautiful water views with a rocky shoreline. This is where Forrest Gump ended his cross country run. There are letters painted on the rocks commemorating the wreck of Annie Maguire. There is a rock indicating a place where... More 

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San Diego, California
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157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very scenic area. We made this our first lighthouse we visited while in Maine. It is the oldest lighthouse in Maine built by George Washington and also the location where "Forrest Gump" ended his cross-country run in the movie of the same name. We also walked down to the Goddard Mansion built in 1958 by a successful lumberman. Enjoyed walking... More 

Thank travelingCAgal
Thomaston, Georgia
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a beautiful light house! So scenic! I loved the waves crashing on the rocks below. I visited the store too and bought my calendar for next year. Light house! I wish I has bought the small framed winter scene of that light house while I was there. It's cheaper than than online.

Thank Bellarella2013

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