Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

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#2 of 27 in Historic Sites in Mid Coast Maine
Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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Perched at the end of a long, narrow, man-made spit, Rockland Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a small-town New England lighthouse. Wander out to the lighthouse on a nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) long trail along the protective stone wall and see the structure that helps to protect the nearby town during storms and inclement weather. The building has undergone several structural iterations and upgrades during its lifetime and only narrowly avoided being scrapped by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1965. Keep in mind that rough weather can often make the breakwater inaccessible, though you can also get out to the lighthouse by boat. To visit Rockland Breakwater Light on your holiday in Rockland, and find out what else Rockland has to offer, use our Rockland.
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  • Make sure you dress accordingly and in layers. Great walk out to the lighthouse! Scenic all around for sure! Keep your eyes on your feet as you could easily trip over a rock. 
    Make sure you dress accordingly and in layers. Great walk out to the lighthouse! Scenic all around for sure! Keep your eyes on your feet as you could easily trip over a rock.  more »
  • This was such an amazing walk. I got out to the lighthouse and was the only one out there. It was so peaceful and beautiful. There are benches to sit on up top to enjoy the view. It rained a little... 
    This was such an amazing walk. I got out to the lighthouse and was the only one out there. It was so peaceful and beautiful. There are benches to sit on up top to enjoy the view. It rained a little...  more »
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  • Had an amazing experience. My dog did fall in between a gap once as he was walking a bit quick being excited for such a great walk. Wind is brick but definitely worth the walk!
  • A summer time tradition I've had since I was young is walking the Rockland breakwater. Decent exercise, breathtaking ocean views, and a good respite from the busy town Rockland turns into during summers. A great place to sit and relax, and even bring a picnic

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