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It’s beautiful but be careful keeping your head up because you can easily fall into a crack and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rockland, Maine
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Nice unique walk on the breakwater

I walked the breakwater when I visited Rockland in October. The waves come right up onto the rocks... read more

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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s beautiful but be careful keeping your head up because you can easily fall into a crack and break your leg. Go slow and enjoy the long walk out. Really nice place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cccgregory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked the breakwater when I visited Rockland in October. The waves come right up onto the rocks and there are large spaces between some of the rocks so you have to watch your step a bit. It's a little less than a mile (1.6...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

It's a long walk out and back but worth it. You must be very careful as it it huge granite blocks stacked and has space between them. A great plaque with the story about it on the wall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The path out to the lighthouse is very uneven and makes for slow going, especially on a cold blustery day and there's not a lot to see when you get there. My wife enjoyed it more than I did. I thought it was a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We visit Maine several times a year, and almost always walk the breakwater to the Rockland Light. It is an engineering marvel - about 7/8 mile of huge blocks of stone. The perspective on the passing water traffic and the harbor itself is wonderful. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mommy057
Reviewed 26 October 2018

It doens't look all that far but believe me, it is. Especially with the wind blowing hard. There are these huge slabs of granite laid out on the breakwater with large cracks between that you need to walk over to get to the light house...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The key takeaways is an enjoyable stroll which takes in the Ocean/Harbor views while being to literally walk onto a light house,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ransencia
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was the first lighthouse and breakwater that I had ever seen up close. I have to say it was pretty cool. It is a long walk out and back and you have to watch out for gaps in the granite that will swallow a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sparksjr
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The walk out to the lighthouse across massive granite slabs is something you should not miss! The distance is deceiving, you think you've got to be almost there but turns out there's still quite a distance to go. It is close to a mile each...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jomidy
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Watch your step but enjoy walking on the granite blocks pieced together over an 18-year period in the late 1800's and arrive at the Rockland Breakwater Light. Enjoy seeing the lobstermen pull their traps nearby and the ferries coming from/to Rockland Harbor bound for nearby...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Local_lass20 | Reviewed this property |
No too dangerous I’d say
29 May 2018|
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Response from JewelsBH | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the end of the road. About 10 spaces. And I would say it takes about 20- 30 min. to walk out depending on yourself. It's about a mile but so worth it. The rocks you walk on are large and easy to cover
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22 August 2017|
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