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Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
One of the first structures of its kind on Cape Cod, Chatham Lighthouse today hosts a U.S. Coast Guard station and holds a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed originally in 1808, the lighthouse underwent several phases of modification in the following two centuries until being fully automated in 1982. Climb to the top of the lighthouse via the stairs and ladder for a view of the Atlantic. Because this is an active Coast Guard station and working facility, you'll need to check the online schedule to see when the building is open to the public. Add Chatham Lighthouse and other attractions to your Chatham trip itinerary using our Chatham vacation planner.
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  • After lunch we walked around Chatham and then drove over to the Light. We took a walk down to the left by a private club and walked a couple miles to the yacht club, circled back and walked the beach ...  read more »
  • The lighthouse and its lifesaving ships are justifiably famous. The lighthouse is beautiful with a gorgeous ocean view across the street. 
  • You get a free guided tour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday in Oct. The only other meritorious reason for visiting is the US coast guard boat to look at. It's not the most likeable of light houses on the ...  read more »
  • We stopped here on a cool windy day. Seals were across the channel, walked up the coast to the right as the high tide came in, beautiful walk. Tide water coming in was higher when we came back, had to come back further off the beach to avoid wet feet. Even with the rain as we came back, a great hike :)
  • Pretty beautiful beach and scenery, free parking (limited spaces) free public pathroom (portable)
  • This was mediocre. We expected to climb a lighthouse, see museum-like things and enjoy the area. Instead we saw a lighthouse from across the street and had a nice view of the beach. Not worth going out of your way.
  • Love this place! Miles of beach, but stay clear of the Atlantic section and can't swim out more than 20 - 30 feet as shark has known to visit the area.
  • Beautiful views of the beaches and ocean, and a scenic drive there from any direction.
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