Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

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Perched at the end of a long, narrow, man-made spit, Rockland Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a small-town New England lighthouse. Wander out to the lighthouse on a nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) long trail along the protective stone wall and see the structure that helps to protect the nearby town during storms and inclement weather. The building has undergone several structural iterations and upgrades during its lifetime and only narrowly avoided being scrapped by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1965. Keep in mind that rough weather can often make the breakwater inaccessible, though you can also get out to the lighthouse by boat. Make Rockland Breakwater Light a part of your Rockland vacation plans using our Rockland trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Even if you arrive after the lighthouse has closed, well worth the time to walk out to the end and take in the interesting walkway of gigantic granite blocks and the view. Sunset is perfect time to se...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Awesome walk out to the lighthouse! Worth every step, easy enough for all ages but far enough to feel like you actually went somewhere. Great family time to chat and walk to the lighthouse.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Ended up spending entire day there fishing and kayaking. Ordered food and had it delivered there and ate on the rock wall. Really enjoyed the walk. Wish it had been open but closed the day we went. Ve...  more »

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