Lighthouses – South Coast Beaches

South Coast Maine Lighthouses

Southern Maine Lighthouses & Harbor Lights

southern maine lighhousesNubble Light in southern Maine is perhaps the most photographed Maine Lighthouse. Cape Neddick Light is easy to get to and offers nice lodging and dining options nearby. Each historic lighthouse has its own unique history and personality. Ask us about south coast Maine Lighthouses or share comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us.

Southern Maine Lighthouses

Cape Neddick Light (Nubble Light)
York: This lighthouse was built in 1879 and the tower is a 41-foot white cast-iron conical tower built on the summit of Cape Neddick Nubble, off Rt. 1A

Whaleback Light
Kittery: This lighthouse was built in 1831 and restored in 1872. This conical-shaped tower was built of gray granite on the reef. This lighthouse can be seen from Fort Foster in Kittery and can be accessible by boat in Portsmouth Harbor.

Boon Island Light
York: This lighthouse is located six miles out to sea from York Beach and is situated on a rock ledge. It was first built in 1811 and replaced in 1855. The 133 foot tower of gray granite is the tallest in the state. Landing at this isolated spot is always dangerous.

Goat Island Light
Kennebunkport: This lighthouse was built in 1833 and restored in 1859. This cylindrical-shaped cast-iron lighthouse rests on an exposed natural ledge foundation standing 25 feet high. It includes a boat house, oil house, and a keeper’s quarters which is presently leased out to the public. It is accessible by boat only in Cape Porpoise Harbor.

Wood Island Light
Biddeford: This lighthouse marks the entrance to Saco Bay and was built in 1808. It was rebuilt in 1858. It’s conical white tower is made of granite blocks standing 49 feet high.

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