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Sunset,seals and the hope of a shark sighting!

This is a great location to sit in your car or take a walk and view the ocean, take in the sights... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice location

It is reachable from downtown Chatham. There are a few parking spots across by the beach. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.
37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419
+1 508-430-0628
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great location to sit in your car or take a walk and view the ocean, take in the sights and ocean breezes. We have sparked up a conversation with the arbitrary passerby and enjoyed the moonlight reflecting off the ocean surface. Must...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is reachable from downtown Chatham. There are a few parking spots across by the beach. The parking is only half hour so please be aware. Nice location and could be interesting to get some pics.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Fun to walk on and watch for fins. Seals swim by regularly. Not a swimming beach. Love the signs it adds to the excitement.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tip for Cape Cod visitors - This is a fantastic sunset spot as it goes down behind this lovely lighthouse. Beautiful setting. And the town of Chatham is tremendous.

1  Thank Gary A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chatham is a beautiful Cape Cod town with this equally beautiful lighthouse which is still owned and operated by the US Coast Guard. You can't go in unless on a tour or when the lighthouse is open for visitation (check website). Great beach walk and...More

Thank Decaf7
Reviewed 10 July 2018

And always just a little bit different each time we visit. The shifting sand bars, the visiting seals, and, lately the thrill of (maybe) seeing a great white.

1  Thank bigdog1234
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Seals can be seen and binoculars are available overlooking the ocean. Short walk to beach from main street.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great historical lighthouse that you can climb on a tour. If you are into history, then you will really enjoy this. Not to mention, the views from the top of the lighthouse are incredible.

Thank Dean F
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The first night we arrived in Chatham, it was foggy. We went down to the lighthouse to see it in action. It was very cool! Highly recommend a night visit if you're in the area!

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location. We saw seals in the distance (maybe 50 or so of them). No parking for more than 30 minutes. It said online that the lighthouse was open for viewing from 1-3 but this doesn’t start til next week.

1  Thank Stephen M
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David C
25 July 2018|
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Response from Shop D | Reviewed this property |
There's no scheduling of a tour. The lighthouse is Coast Guard operated, so everything is going on according to their schedule. But, it's totally worth it! BTW, if you want to se easier accessible lighthouse, try Highland... More
Penny R
7 August 2016|
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