Goat Island Lighthouse, Cape Porpoise

Goat Island Lighthouse is located in Cape Porpoise. For Goat Island Lighthouse and beyond, use our Cape Porpoise trip planner to get the most from your Cape Porpoise vacation.
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  • Lighthouse sits on the point of an island at entrance to bay and harbor at Cape Porpoise. Best to have good zoom on your camera as it is quite a distance offshore from the best viewing spot. Also need...  more »
  • Drove out to see lighthouse. Knew we would only be able to view from a distance. I think you can take a boat tour to get closer. Cape porpoise harbor is very quaint and worth the drive out to see and ...  more »
  • We came from Oklahoma mainly to see lighthouses and followed our GPS to see many of them along the southern coast including taking two boat tours. Like others, we wound all over the small beach town t...  more »
  • You can only visit these islands during low tide. That saying if you want to walk to all the islands. ..fun fact Cape Porpoise was named by explorer Captain John Smith in 1614 during his exploration of New England. English settlers arrived during the 1620s at Cape Porpoise Harbor. The town was first incorporated as "Cape Porpus" under the government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1653. During King William's War in 1689, Indians forced the settlers off the mainland and onto Stage Island until rescued by the English. The town was resettled by 1720.
  • This was a beautiful spot to take some pictures. There are a few restaurants in the area but this is not the place you want to go if you want to go into the lighthouse per get really close to it.

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