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Highland Light

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Address: 27 Highland Light Rd, Truro, MA 02652
Phone Number: +1 508-487-1121
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This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this...

This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Highland Light

I was in the new England area photographing various lighthouses. Highland Light just happened to be one f them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Villa Hills, Kentucky
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Villa Hills, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in the new England area photographing various lighthouses. Highland Light just happened to be one f them.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of our favorites lighthouses and great place to visit when in Truro. About 1/2 mile walk from parking lot out to viewing area. nice little museum. Lighthouse is quaint and then views from area are unique albeit a small area. If you like lighthouses then its a must see

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After passing the sign for years we decided to see the sight, and we were glad we did. This is classic Cape Cod. It's beautiful and has great views. And with the surrounding golf course it looks like a classic scene from a movie. We will be coming back in the summer to take the tour.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While on vacation, I wanted to play golf. We went to visit the Highland Light the day before to find a terrific 9/18 hole golf course connected to the venue. I made a tee time and played the next day. I am happy I did. The course is laid out very well with magnificent views of the ocean, the dunes,... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing social unless you're a golfer too as it's on a 'Links' course. Worth a brief visit especially if you're a compeletionist. The visitors' centre is shut to June'17!!

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fishkill, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This lighthouse is a beautiful place to stop and see. The light had been moved closer to the shore as erosion was endangering it from falling into the sea. But you can stand on a deck where the light originally stood and look out over the ocean and hear the waves from atop the bluffs. The lighthouse was gorgeous but... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This currently active lighthouse is the oldest and tallest in Cape Cod. It was first built in 1797. In 1857, the current 66 feet structure was built and installed with a first order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was moved about 450 feet in 1996 because erosion was threatening it. It currently has a modern automatic lighting system.

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Chippewa Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Highland Light, also known as the Cape Cod Light is slightly off the beaten path, but a worthwhile visit if you have the time. It was the first light erected on Cape Cod in 1797. In 1996 the light was moved 450 feet to its current location after erosion of the original location's bank threatened the light. Of the... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Well worth taking the guided tour. The guides are informative and personable! Not a bad climb to the top and the views are beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Located next to the oldest golf course in the USA! Historical location on the outer Cape. Due to erosion, lighthouse moved back 450 feet from original location. Film inside the lighthouse store shows how they made it happen.

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