Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth

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Two Lights State Park is a public recreation area occupying of headland on Cape Elizabeth, Maine, that offers views of Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The state park, which opened in 1961, is named after the twin Cape Elizabeth Lights, although there are no lighthouses in the park itself. In addition to rocky headlands, the park includes the remains of a World War II–era seacoast battery bunker and a fire control tower. It is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
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  • two twin lighthouses thats a must see to go to . loved it even though it was cold out. Great spot for sunset and sunrise  more »
  • We visited here post season on a very windy day! Still it was great to see this spot and experience it. This can be a relatively quick stop.  more »
  • Boosts 41-acres of rocky headlands. That is for sure. While we didn't do much hiking in the area, it sure was rocky. From the edge you can see the typical Maine coast. Due to a recent storm the surf w...  more »
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  • I could spend all day here, so many different scenic spots to view from. Nice bathrooms. Decent kids playground. Good parking. There are clear directions in and out. Its also very clearly marked where to go and its very open. The play area is well away from the water which is good because it opens right onto the cliffs and can be dangerous footing for kids. There is a well maintained trail all along the shore line and plenty of spots to view the amazing coast line. There is also quite an abundance of picnic areas with tables and grills. Each one is semi private so you aren't crowded by other tourists. I was amazed as I walked along the trail that there were so many birds to listen to and the sound of the water was loud but soothing. Top 5 on my places to chill out on a summer day.
  • Went here as a child, in 1980. I have remembered the beauty and peace ever since. I couldn't travel to Maine without going back. I was worried that I would feel let down. It was even more breathtaking now. Watching and hearing the waves crash bright me to tears. The structure of the rocks is amazing and quite unique. I wanted to stay forever.
  • After living in Maine most of my life, for the first time in 37 years I finally came here. I had a wonderful time walking around taking photos and the sunset was amazing. The fall is a really great time of year to go. I highly recommend coming here.
  • You know that Two Lights is more than worth visiting since you have to take a long backroad with a 25 MPH Speed Limit to a dead end at a rocky point! This backroad takes about 6-8 minutes to drive from Route 77 to the point due to the low speed limit and length. I walked over the rocky hill to HUGE Crashing Waves smashing into absolutely breathtaking rock formations and washing over them at high tide! The waves were easily 15-20 feet high when I went this past Saturday late morning during high tide. Just the huge wave action and beautiful rocky coastline scenery make this spot well worth a visit and I didn’t want to leave! Will definitely be returning to Two Lights on my next Maine Coast Vacation!!
  • One of my favorite places in Maine!! It has a nice Park for the kids and lots of picnic tables to eat at. The ocean views are the best. Go at both low and high tide. We were there on low and we got to walk on the rocks and go tide pooling. It was spectacular! I could sit there for hours... if I didn't have kids bugging me ;). Put this on the list to see. We got the State Park car pass online before coming since we were going to visit several state parks. The pass is totally worth it! My favorite place in Maine! Best part... only 20 people there in July!
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