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Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham

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Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Nauset Light, officially Nauset Beach Light, is a restored lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore near Eastham, Massachusetts, erected in 1923 using the 1877 tower that was moved here from the Chatham Light. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tower is a cast-iron plate shell lined with brick and stands 48 feet (15 m) high. The adjacent oil house (where fuel was stored in the early days) is made of brick and has also been restored. Fully automated, the beacon is a private aid to navigation. Tours of the tower and oil house are available in summer from the Nauset Light Preservation Society which operates, maintains and interprets the site. The tower is located adjacent to Nauset Light Beach.

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  • Nauset Light was absolutely stunning. The path we took to access the lighthouse was from three sisters lighthouses, as that was the only parking spot available. The parking at Nauset Light is limited....  more »
  • This is one of my favorite lighthouses! The path to the lighthouse is fun and creepy....we were there around 7 pm. You can go down to the beach. It is a decent walk down a hill then back up. We...  more »
  • At our visit there was a very sweet elderly couple volunteering to explain the history of the lighthouse! It was such an unexpected nice and heartwarming experience! :) Thank you so much :)
  • Works as intended. Good information on history of lighthouse and surrounding coastal area. You can go in the lighthouse to some degree, but it was closed when we visited. Good 10min stop, do some "illegal" parking on the side of the road and walk up the marked path.

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