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Rockland Breakwater Light

Rockland, ME
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Awesome walk out even in the cold

This is a great though little more challenging than expected walk 7/8 of a mile there and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ajaxme
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Windham, Maine
Amazing and FREE

We’ve been walking the breakwater out to the light house for many years. On a hot summer day, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JustLola
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Coastal Maine
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Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“long walk” (83 reviews)
“great walk” (67 reviews)
“watch your step” (39 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great though little more challenging than expected walk 7/8 of a mile there and then back. You do need sturdy shoes and it is not really disabled accessible. It is fun to be out on the ocean and even if it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been walking the breakwater out to the light house for many years. On a hot summer day, the cool breeze from the ocean is very refreshing. It’s good exercise too! Don’t miss coming here if you are in Rockland.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in the cold March wind this was a beautiful walk. It is nearly a mile walk but totally worth it! Wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing as it tends to be windy on the wall. Also be mindful of the tides- there was a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rock to rock you walk as you make your way out to the Lighthouse. You may often see harbor seals in the surrounding waters as well as the beautiful Cormorants

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Walking out to this lighthouse is very cool. Not something you see everyday. Don’t go close to nightfall without a flashlight

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Yesterday was sunny and mild. Great time for a walk on the breakwater. The breakwater is made of large granite blocks creating an uneven surface but one worth tackling under good weather conditions. With a nor'easter coming through today, the waves at high tide were...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

It started off a lovely bright sunny day but by the time we got to the Breakwater the mist was beginning to float in. I hadn't completed the walk along the breakwater to the light before so I was determined to do it this time...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a must walk when in Rockland. It's 7/8 of a mile out the huge granite block 'breakwater' to the lighthouse. In addition to the hike in the salt sea air, there's stuff to see all the way out (depending on the time of...More

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

When you eat in a restaurant on the coast and see this wonderful light house, you ask how do I get there? The waitress was great. We began to walk out to this historic lighthouse at the end of the Breaker. We kept discussing how...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We have been walking this breakwater ever since we started coming to the area in 1998. We have walked it in every month of the year and it is different every time. The distance, just under 2 miles is not too stressful and the terrain...More

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Mike P
22 August 2017|
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Response from Donnie C | Reviewed this property |
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Cathy S
2 April 2017|
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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
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Corey M
4 December 2016|
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Response from Cheryl L | Reviewed this property |
We've seen people fishing as we have walked the Breakwater.
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