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Chandler Hovey Park and Marblehead Lighthouse

Follett Street Off Ocean Avenue, Marblehead, MA
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Odd Lighthouse

The lighthouse here is a little odd and out of character with others we visited in New England... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KP11347
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
Gorgeous views and unique lighthouse

Stopped here to relax and enjoy the stunning views. After a stressful day dealing with work... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gfpatterson
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Chapin, South Carolina
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  • Very good25%
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Follett Street Off Ocean Avenue, Marblehead, MA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The lighthouse here is a little odd and out of character with others we visited in New England. However, the park does provide great views of Marblehead harbour which is packed with boats. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped here to relax and enjoy the stunning views. After a stressful day dealing with work, clients, and deadlines, a stroll here and some quiet time on the bench overlooking the sailboats melted it all away! Somewhat limited, but free, parking.

Thank gfpatterson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful park! We had a delightful picnic here with a sweeping view that was quite memorable!

Thank Synchronaut
Reviewed 1 week ago

The southern arm os Marblehead Harbor gives you the seafaring view with clear views of islands and all the bout traffic/races etc. Even if you don't get our of your caar it has a calming effect; getting out of your car and peering over the...More

Thank Jumbo F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chandler Hovey Park is small but significant, as it is on the point of Marblehead Neck. Peaceful & surprisingly uncrowded. Built in 1896, the open-frame Marblehead Lighthouse is 105' tall. I walked right up under it to see the detail of the square-skeletal cast iron...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this park with our two toddlers, one infant, and my parents. We all were very impressed by the vista this park offered. To the left, a wide, sweeping view of the Marblehead harbor which was filled with hundreds of sailboats...More

Thank JohnWestLowell
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Oh, goodness. This was amazing, and right on the ocean! I love lighthouses and this was different, in that it was a skeletal tower, only 1 of 14 in the world. Very impressed.

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This park lies at the end of Marblehead Neck. It's a great place for a picnic and to walk the dog. Very popular for visitors from all over the area, but never crowded. Plenty of places to sit, on benches or rock formations to watch...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

FAB views of Marblehead and environs.... A worthy visit and a nice place to hang in all seasons.... Walk your dog on a leash or sit and contemplate the ocean on a park bench.

Thank TheWhiteRoad
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A family favorite for as long ago as I can remember. The views are spectacular. There is a quiet calming serenity, sitting watching the Atlantic ocean in all its incarnations. You always leave more mellow than when you arrived. Great view for tourists, great view...More

Thank sandy s
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