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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

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Address: Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.

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Beautiful at twilight

Gotta love the Bug Light! It's been painted since we were here in 2010. It's now very pretty especially at twilight. This one is one of our favorites! It's very easy to get to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2015
Tony B
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Rossville, Georgia
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Rossville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Gotta love the Bug Light! It's been painted since we were here in 2010. It's now very pretty especially at twilight. This one is one of our favorites! It's very easy to get to as well!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

People are great, very helpful. Getting used to listening to the locals with their "Pahk the Cah at Bah Hahbo" - Park the car at Bar Harbor. Lobster everywhere, be careful with seasons, lobsters molt so out of season the meat in the shels is not as ample as in season. Locals told us if the fishermen go deep in... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

The view from both the water and from land are fabulous. It's super pretty and the park where it rests is just as amazing.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

This is just one of those quick stops while visiting Portland. The view is pretty and the park is nice. Doesn't take but a couple minutes. Easy in and out.

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Barnesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Nice relaxing park. Can walk out a short breaker and around lighthouse. We watched a lobster boat tending their traps about 50 ft from the lighthouse. Very nice park

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Thank Bruce N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is a need to see site. I do not go to this area without going there every time.....love it...beautiful place.

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Howard Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

This was another lighthouse we saw while on a Discovery Romantic Lighthouse Tour. The tour company and the guide were very accommodating. This is an excellent choice if you are in South Portland, Maine and looking for something nice to do.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

What a beautiful place to walk your dog, view the rocky coast, which is all they have, and view Portland and the ocean.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Lighthouses are beautiful. Quaint little things that help ships navigate rocky waters into safe ports. What we didn't expect with this one, was the small adventure it was to jump between the boulders that lead out to this lighthouse and then climb narrow metal ladders to get to the tour. That in itself, made it so much more fun than... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Very charming little light house from the 19th century that’s on the list of USA historic places. There’s a short walk along the water along with a big open green space for running with dogs and kids. I could definitely see this place as a thriving metropolis of kite flyers during the summer. There’s far less walking to be had... More 

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