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Eastern Point Lighthouse

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Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA

Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester...

Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986.

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Ignore the Signs -- Go For It!

A fun experience and a good chuckle to boot! We drove by several "private road", "residents only" , "members only", etc. signs fearing for our life most of the way to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Jim W
Carmel, California

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This "famed" Gloucester Lighthouse at the Coast Guard Station may look nice from the ocean but it is a borderline eyesore from land. Surrounded by an ugly chain link fence with "Do Not Enter" signs sprinkled about. The drive in from the the main road is also quite unfriendly with a keystone "guard" posted to remind visitors that its basically... More 

Thank amortizor73
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A wonderful location that offers views of Gloucester Harbor - the ocean and Boston. Walking the pier takes you out into the harbor, where you can watch the boats pass by as they head out to sea . Nice place to relax and take in the view.

Thank Dave W
North Reading
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Many movies are made here, it's almost commonplace. When you walk down the jetty you forget all about what's behind you. It is a little tricky to find, that's the only draw-back. I was going to rate this 4-stars, but my mind went back to the experience and I couldn't do it. The sea, the sailboats, the seagulls, the fish...... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wow! Out at the end of Eastern Point. You can walk the Dog Bar Breakwater or fish or do both. Brought my now 42 year old son to start him on his love of fishing.

Thank nanagrace
Carmel, California
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313 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A fun experience and a good chuckle to boot! We drove by several "private road", "residents only" , "members only", etc. signs fearing for our life most of the way to the lighthouse to be greeted by a PARKING LOT for those sinners like us who scoffed at the threats to come to this area. After wiping the sweat beads... More 

Thank Jim W
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A bit run-down and the chain-link fence surrounding the lighthouse and its accompanying buildings does detract from the overall effect a bit, but this is still a lovely lighthouse to see, especially from the water. If you wish to get a closer look, be warned that you'll be disobeying some road signs. On the advice of a local, I drove... More 

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Zsambek, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We plant to travel there to see this nice lighthouse but was impossible. We met only prohibitions! It was impossible to park or to get closer becasue every road is private! Till now I do not know how to go there to see it, but from far it looks nice.

Thank fourbeck13
Saint Petersburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It was extremely difficult to find our way, with every obstacle you can imagine, including "do not enter", "private road, residents only" signs posted just where you need to go ! $10 parking fee when you get there and no facilities. NIce view if you can find it, no easy path.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went looking for a good picnic spot, not to see the lighthouse. We turned back due to all the "private entrance" signs, but the hotel we stayed at assured us the road was open to the public, so we went back. There were only two other cars at the parking area, which is on property owned by the Massachusetts... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

You can't really tour the lighthouse itself, just look at it. The real draw here is walking out on the Dog Bar Breakwater to get a great view of the Harbor. Along the way you'll pass folks fishing. It's a nice walk and a must do. During the summer you may have to pay to park as this is Audobon... More 

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