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Beautiful Edifice

The lighthouse is well preserved. The park it sits in has great views of the bay. You are going to... read more

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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse [Bug Light]

Had a great walk on the quay to/ from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is in good repair, and makes... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James M
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed yesterday

The lighthouse is well preserved. The park it sits in has great views of the bay. You are going to get some great photos to share on FACEBOOK so go take a real camera with you when you visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Portland Breakwater (a/k/a "Bug") is not a major light, but for those in the Portland area to see the Portland Head, it is worth a quick stop to see along with the Spring Point Ledge Light nearby. It's an adorable little light which is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great walk on the quay to/ from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is in good repair, and makes an excellent subject for pictures. There are great views of harbor, from this location. Visit in the morning or late afternoon, as there is no shade...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One day, my grandson and I decided to go see all the local lighthouses in the immediate Portland, Maine area. We Googled and found several and set off. We spent a day going to various ones, and in the afternoon arrived at Bug Light. The...More

Thank Ladyhawksz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to take a breather and view a truly beautiful and unique lighthouse. The park is also nice with a good liberty boat memorial. Kinda hidden but worth the drive.

Thank BaronVonL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bug Light lives up to its name. It's small and cute. It's worth going to see. It sits at the end of a pretty park where you can relax, picnic, fly kites or just enjoy the view. The lighthouse has some very pretty design and...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I recently read that the round metal used was made by the Portland Company, with the Greecian pillars in front to hide these plates. Park the car, get out and walk onto the lighthouse. The walk is slightly difficult on some large rocks but you...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 16 May 2018

My wife and I visited three of the lighthouses in the Portland area. Compared to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse it is easy to get up close to this one without having to navigate jagged rocks. All three of the area lighthouses (including Portland Head Light)...More

1  Thank bob b
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is s nice little lighthouse once you park you can walk to and walk completely around it.A nice spot to fly kites.You can see Spring Ledge light and Portland headlight from here.There is also the South Portland Historical museum and a monument to the...More

Thank John P. G
Reviewed 3 November 2017

No review. Just worth visiting. How can you not like Regency detailing in cast iron on this scale...

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