We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
Review Highlights
It's a lighthouse at the end of a 3/4 mile breakwater

Take a walk to the middle of Rockland Harbor without getting wet. Nice views and cool breezes await... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Long Island
Long Walk

The lighthouse is off of a jetty down Samoset Road, or accessible from the Samoset Resort. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol H
Delray Beach
via mobile
Read all 598 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“long walk” (67 reviews)
“great walk” (51 reviews)
“mile walk” (50 reviews)
Rockland, ME

Similar Things to Do in Rockland

Write a Review
Reviews (598)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 591 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a walk to the middle of Rockland Harbor without getting wet. Nice views and cool breezes await you at the end of your hike. Remember, you have to walk 3/4 of a mile back to the mainland. Have fun...

Thank RoadMaven
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse is off of a jetty down Samoset Road, or accessible from the Samoset Resort. The jetty is made of stones and has an uneven surface with spaces. I would not do it on a rainy day. To reach the lighthouse it is a...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a mile out and a mile back. Super cool experience. We loved it! Walk out on the dock to the right of the lighthouse to take a great photo. The steps up to the house are on the right. It's hard to see where...More

Thank mathqueenb
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a unique way to see a lighthouse! The stone walk out is about 7/8 of a mile. Flat, and easy walk, but pay attention to cracks. Loved all the buoys, sail and lobster boats on walk out. Definitely a must see in Rockland!!

Thank mkaps
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop at this lighthouse when visiting Maine. There is a long breakwater stone wall that leads to the lighthouse. When I was younger I could scamper along the boulder stone path that goes to the lighthouse but after having 2 knees replaced I...More

Thank gogranny60
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love the ocean and lighthouses, don't skip this one. It's a bit of a walk out but honestly that is part of what makes this such a neat place to visit. Seeing all of the work that was done to make this -...More

Thank Rose467
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready for a one mile walk to and from!! Lovely view of the ocean, sailboats, and the city of Rockland!!

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 had a fun time walking out to this lighthouse. The walk is like no other- ocean on either side of you for the entire way. It took us about 20 minutes to get out to the lighthouse. The view is beautiful...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a neat experience to walk a mile out into the ocean/bay on huge stone blocks. Unfortunately, once you get all the way out there, there's not really enough room to "back up" and take a photo of the light.

Thank Stevert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful Walk on water - actually giant cut stones - to view the surroundings of Rockland from the water. Nice views of the Camden Hills.

Thank thomas b
Nearby Restaurants
La Bella Vita & The Enoteca Lounge
476 reviews
1.66 km away
483 reviews
2.47 km away
316 reviews
2.50 km away
In Good Company
309 reviews
2.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Samoset Resort Golf Course
100 reviews
1.90 km away
Maine Lighthouse Museum
165 reviews
2.46 km away
Project Puffin Visitor Center
127 reviews
2.52 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Cathy S
Can you get out to it in a wheelchair?
2 April 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from BigGuy01923 | Reviewed this property |
No. The pathway is constructed with large granite blocks which are irregular shapes and have gaping cracks between each block. It would be impossible in a wheel chair. It is also very difficult for anyone with a walking... More
Corey M
Is fishing allowed off the break?
4 December 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Gofar19 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any signs saying it was not allowed.
Laura S
Restroom at Rockland lighthpuse
2 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from hola2010 | Reviewed this property |
no restrooms available