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Chatham Lighthouse

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Address: 37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419
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+1 508-430-0628
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One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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Tons of History

And they're happy to let you know about it. See the movie "Finest Hour" before you go (Netflix), and the place will come alive. It's got a beautiful beach, especially in winter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Neat, from the outside, Who knows if you can go inside. It's been here a long time -- there used to be two lighthouses in Chatham, now just one. Next to a cool beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And they're happy to let you know about it. See the movie "Finest Hour" before you go (Netflix), and the place will come alive. It's got a beautiful beach, especially in winter. Waves over the bars in the distance, seals trolling, clouds scudding overhead...spectacular. See it!

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy parking right at the light house with a beautiful view of the beach. Loved how the American Flag flew beside the light.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous view from the Lighthouse over looking the beach. Limited parking available across the street. People sit in their cars to enjoy the view.

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited it was not open to tour. Never the less it was very scenic and historic. It was very windy and quite chilly I would suggest warm clothing of here in the winter.

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Thank brownkate
Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Chatham Lighthouse is located on Main Street on a beautiful bluff overlooking the ocean. This is a must-see attraction when visiting Chatham. This is a perfect spot to take a walk on the beach or view the ocean from the top of the bluff where there is plenty of parking.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It's a beautiful lighthouse. However, we couldn't find parking so we were only able to stop and take a picture.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Make sure to stop here, even if you don't have time to walk on the beach. The history of the boat rescue is very interesting.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you are in the Chatham area, this light house and beach area is a must visit. Depending on the day, parking can be a problem. I enjoyed reading about the history of the lighthouse. This is worth taking many pictures. Across the road is Chatham beach. We took a walk on the beach and really enjoyed the sights. This... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Really enjoyed seeing this lighthouse. The rescue vessel used by the Coast Guard crew featured in the "Finest Hours" movie is there. Quite moving to learn more about their amazing feat.

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