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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.Before you head to Eastham, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Eastham vacation builder app, to make sure you see all that Eastham has to offer, including Nauset Lighthouse.
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Not too often that you visit somewhere so well known. I took my bag of chips with me and enjoyed them sitting on a bench in front of the tower. Parking seemed to be only available at the beach lot...
Not too often that you visit somewhere so well known. I took my bag of chips with me and enjoyed them sitting on a bench in front of the tower. Parking seemed to be only available at the beach lot... more »
We loved this lighthouse. The area is very scenic and you can walk right up to it and take some great photos. The neighboring beach was beautiful to walk along and we even saw a seal/sea lion (not...
We loved this lighthouse. The area is very scenic and you can walk right up to it and take some great photos. The neighboring beach was beautiful to walk along and we even saw a seal/sea lion (not... more »
A short walk from the parking lot is the Nauset Lighthouse. At the present time one is unable to enter the lighthouse, but you are able to walk up close to it. As we got closer we found the house where someone used to stay and observe the lighthouses to ensure they were functioning properly. Then my family and I went on another short walk to the Three Sisters Lighthouses. They look like three women in white dresses with black hats. They used to be near the beach, but due to erosion they were moved further inland in 1989. Although they are no longer functional it is great to walk through, and learn the history.
Beautiful lighthouse! We are so happy we stopped by, had no idea that this is the picture behind the Cape Cod chips! Great to learn the history of how it has been moved four times. A short quick walk from the beach!
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