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Love this lighthouse ... follow the path to beautiful views of the of the rugged coast and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
Beautiful water views from the rocks

Short path to the rocky coast -- beautiful views. It's definitely worth a visit, BUT as with any... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Bay Area
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Short walking trail leading to a scenic and rugged rock.
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Castine, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go exploring, be careful of the very step steps leading down to the rocks, I would not recommend young children or old/frail people do the steps as they are very step and slippery. The lighthouse is very pretty. It’s a great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this lighthouse ... follow the path to beautiful views of the of the rugged coast and the lighthouse.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

One of the sites on the tour of lovely Castine, ME. If you'd like to see a lighthouse, take the short path along the barn to take a photo.

Thank Maggie K
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I visited on the weekend of a Maine lighthouse challenge. As a result, the lighthouse was open to visitors. It's a short climb to the top but the lattice work stairs create a dizzying experience. I have to admit, I was a little worried about...More

Thank mekopp
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Short path to the rocky coast -- beautiful views. It's definitely worth a visit, BUT as with any trails in Maine, check yourself thoroughly for ticks! I had one crawling on my arm and luckily was able to flick it off it before it went...More

Thank StandingRoomOnly
Reviewed 9 March 2018

You can only view the lighthouse from a distance as it is on private property. The walk on the footpath and stairs to the rocky shore lead to beautiful views of Penobscot Bay. It's not a difficult walk for the average person, although we did...More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were touring the coastal towns of Maine and were interested in seeing some of the lighthouses along the way. It happened to be pouring rain the day we visited Castine but we drove down to the tip of the peninsula to get a look...More

1  Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've read The Fort by Bernard Cornwell several times so this was a must see. Quite steep--which we knew from the accounts--and amazing view at the base.

Thank BBCGeorgia
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you like to visit lighthouses like we do, this is worth the trip just to wonder up the path for the view. Not much to see at the lighthouse itself - but Castine is a pretty little village worth visiting. Be aware that the...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Any trip to Maine needs to include lighthouses. Beautiful location with easy access to the well maintained path. Lighthouse itself is privately owned but you can walk around.

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