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Owls Head Lighthouse

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Address: 44 05 33 N, 69 02 39 W, Owls Head Light State Park, Owls Head, ME 04854
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+1 207-941-4014

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Beautiful place!

Well maintained and within short walking distance of the parking area. Worth the walk. The from the lighthouse is breath-taking!

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Laura M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Well maintained and within short walking distance of the parking area. Worth the walk. The from the lighthouse is breath-taking!

Thank Laura M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The lighthouse itself is very small, but what makes it worth the trip are the views and the short walking path through the woods to get to it from the parking lot. If you're pressed for time you can probably skip this one, but if you're in the Rockland area definitely check it out.

1 Thank Moonbeam315
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great little adventure walking to the lighthouse. It had a great view and a nice gift shop. We looked forward to visiting 3-4 lighthouses while in Maine. This lighthouse was very pretty. I would recommend taking time to visit.

1 Thank Love4SunnyDays
Lowell, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

A short walk on a trail from the parking lot the lighthouse rewards you with a nice view overlooking the ocean. What a cute little lighthouse! I am glad we went.

1 Thank LoriLovesFood
Chesapeake, Virginia
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128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

A short walk from the parking lot (less than 1/4 mile) takes you to this nice lighthouse with commanding views of the surrounding area. There is also a nice rocky beach accessible from the parking lot.

Thank Suzski
Johnson City, New York, United States
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612 reviews
199 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

I waited ages for someone to leave the top step of the stairs so I could take a picture without the view being compromised - she eventually took the hint and I got my pictures !!

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

An easy walk, a few steps and a short climb to a view from inside- can't do that everyday from the Colorado mountains. A MUST SEE for anyone to Owls Head!

Thank Thom W
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here solely on a recommendation of a friend. So glad I did. It was an easy walk to the lighthouse and the view from the top was simply amazing! Took the left hand trail also and found myself on a beach all to myself! I was lucky enough to watch a lobster boat pulling traps right in the bay!... More 

Thank Glori H
Dallas, Tx
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This lighthouse offered amazing views, and was only a short walk to reach. I love visiting lighthouses and this one was a special one. Thankfully the gift shop was open in mid Octoner and definitely worth a stop if it is open when you visit.

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Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We loved it even though it is not a picture postcard view. But well worth the easy walk and the ocean views.

Thank Joanne P

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