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Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“yacht club” (15 reviews)
“private road” (14 reviews)
“light house” (14 reviews)
Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Beautifully maintained lighthouse and grounds. The vistas from here are the best anywhere on the coast. Don't miss.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were just driving around East Gloucester .. we knew the lighthouse was located on the jetty at that end of the Cape . It is almost impossible to locate . you go through many residential areas with signs saying "private" No signs directing one...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was only a few minutes from our hotel, but takes you through local weird roads, many that say private or residents only. It is chain linked in and was closed when we got there in mid am. I really would have enjoyed being able...More

Thank CalaMala
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Park at the base and walk out on the jetty for a great view of Gloucester to the east and the Atlantic to the west.

Thank cdolmsted
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We drove through a very exclusive neighborhood with signs saying for residents only to get to the lighthouse. Turns out that the lighthouse is a private residense. There is a good view of the castle across the water. Also a view off in the distance...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Five stars is for the lighthouse/jetty. This is absolutely worth the trip. Beautiful views. Zero stars is for the perfect example of wealth-based entitlement in our backyard. The residents do their best to make you feel like you can't use the roads. There are 'private...More

3  Thank Arinei
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit and be surrounded by water. You cannot tour the actual lighthouse but you can walk on the jetty and sit on the rocks at the end. Great place to be on a warm sunny day.

Thank kimbD5338BC
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

During our most recent visit to Gloucester, we were able to visit this lighthouse. The drive-up is spectacular, the houses are beautiful, however it feels like you're almost trespassing in a private neighborhood community. Once you get to the destination there's a $10 fee for...More

Thank digdeep0169
Reviewed 18 September 2017

You can visit this lighthouse, but it does feel like you are trespassing to get there. Once you finally get to the lighthouse (through private neighborhoods and one-way roads), there is parking for a fee. The path to get to the jetty was overgrown, so...More

Thank uubrad
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I wish the access were a bit better to this lovely lighthouse. There is a rough trail that goes around the outer fence toward the jettys that you can use. It will get you closer for photos without the towers and clutter around it. Be...More

Thank Katherine L
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11 October 2017|
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Response from digdeep0169 | Reviewed this property |
The location is open, however you can't get to the Lighthouse... unless there's a Tour being conducted. we traveled Sept 2017. it it completely fenced off. Don't be discouraged by the private drive-ways to private Housing... More
ann h
7 April 2017|
Response from digdeep0169 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know of a phone number... sorry... we drove to this Lighthouse... although we were unable to actually tour it, we were close enough to take photos of it, walk around it. I hope this helps.
ann h
7 April 2017|
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Response from ccgirl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Eastern Points Lighthouse is the private residence of the local Coast Guard commander and family. It is not open to the public.