With over 5000 miles of coast and 60 lighthouses, Maine is perhaps the best vacation location for lighthouse enthusiasts. The Mid-coast alone has 28 beacons that once protected sailors from the jagged granite shores.
Pemaquid Point Light – Bristol – This is one of Maine’s prettiest lighthouses. This lighthouse stands 32 feet high and is made out of white fieldstone, conically shaped. It was built in 1827 to the West of the entrance to Muscongus Bay. It shines down on craggy volcanic rock and reflective pools of sea water. A really stunning spot. It has been unattended since 1934 and is accessible by car.
Owl’s Head Light – Owl’s Head - The tower of white brick was built in the peak of the headland in 1825. It stands 20 feet above ground and 100 feet above mean high water. It is located within Owls Head Light State Park. Can be viewed from Lighthouse Road off Route 73. A little off the beaten path.
Rockland Breakwater Light – Rockland – This lighthouse is located on the South end of breakwater beyond Owls Head. This square tower was built on the corner of a fog signal house on a granite pier in 1888. It was rebuilt in 1902. North side Rockland Harbor entrance.