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“Nice opportunity for a walk and a picnic.”

Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Rockland
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Owner description: Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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“Nice opportunity for a walk and a picnic.”
Reviewed 12 July 2007

It's really difficult to see the lighthouse from the shore, unless you have binoculars or a high power telephoto lens on your camera. The path out to the breakwater lighthouse is made of large square blocks of granite. The walk is about 3/4 mile each way. There are gaps in the rock so may not be advisable for elderly or disabled, but very easy for most people. In good weather the walk is enjoyable. We saw ducks diving for fish sheltered by the granite, and other sea life. There is a small dock by the light house from which you can take photos, although in the afternoon that puts the sun behind it, so my photos came out dark. Parking is good, and there is a picnic table or two with a view that might be nice for a meal. Romantic stop for my husband and myself. Highly recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 August 2005

It's very pretty for sure. The walk out to the light took longer than I expected. Might not be good for kids since it's hard walking on those slabs. Also if your kid is going too scared to climb down a ladder, don't let them climb up in the light house. It was quite annoying to have a child freeze up and hold up the lines in both directions.

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“Peaceful and beautiful”
Reviewed 29 January 2004

We have visited this Breakwater and lighthouse for 43 years.My mother would sit for hours.Never get enough of this area.

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