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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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An excellent breakwater and light, somewhat truncated by infilling!

No review. Just worth visiting. How can you not like Regency detailing in cast iron on this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hw46
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Cute little lighthouse

Another lighthouse we could view from a cruise around Portland. Would love to spend time at the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Slick5276
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No review. Just worth visiting. How can you not like Regency detailing in cast iron on this scale...

Thank hw46
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Another lighthouse we could view from a cruise around Portland. Would love to spend time at the lighthouse on the land side.

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Beautiful little spot and easy to get to. Fairly easy and short walk right to the Lighthouse.

Thank Glori H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I go hear to relax, enjoy the views of Casco Bay and watch the water traffic! From big oil tankers, schooners, small and large sailing vessels, little water taxis and ferry boats, the scenery is lovely. You can walk right up to the lighthouse, there...More

Thank Jayme P
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse is most often referred as Buglight, and is at the edge of the park on the ocean. The ocean and those distant islands are captivating. There's a proper, nice walkway to the lighthouse. Parking is easy and plenty. As mentioned in my Buglight...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My husband was all raring to go on this long walk across uneven granite rocks, me not so much.The history is interesting and we have no idea how they could have possibly gotten these granite slabs out into the water in 1875! Which makes the...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you're a U.S. Citizen, you have to come here when you're in Portland, ME. This is the iconic lighthouse that is shown in just about every Maine brochure. It's the first lighthouse commissioned by President George Washington, which makes it the first lighthouse of...More

Thank Stevo9378
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Not much to speak of here, but it was a nice small lighthouse just to check out. I liked the park, and the view is great!

Thank ehcdiva
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I was told prior to going to the light house that I could definitely get inside. That didn't happen. After walking all the way out there I was quite disappointed to find that all I could do is look at the outside and the water....More

Thank ANN L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Easy paths to access lighthouse and nearby metal ship structure with free parking in between. There is park nearby so you can also have walk or sit and relax and enjoy view of ocean and nearby marina/boats.

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