Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

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 day trip site .
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  • A nice waiter told us how to find this as it's off the beaten track. Took the walk out on the breakwater rocks, almost a mile. It was beautiful. Then saw a dark cloud coming, hurried back and got caug...  more »
  • 7/8th mile and no potty! It is the best place on earth as far as I'm concerned. I used to see a porpoise out there and a shark once. This year I saw seals. I've caught mackerel, Pollack, and pogues ou...  more »

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