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“You have got to see it Lit Up for the Holidays!”

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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US$119.00*
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Full Day Portsmouth City Tour with Gundalow Cruise
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Owner description: Considered to be the "most photographed" lighthouse, this 41-foot conical tower sits on the summit of Cape Neddick Bubble, a small offshore rocky islet, looking proudly over the Atlantic.
Germantown, New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“You have got to see it Lit Up for the Holidays!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

When I found a photo of the Lighthouse lit up for Christmas, I just had to see it for myself. Parking down there at night with nothing but the wind whistling, the waves crashing below and seeing the reflection of the lights on the water was so eerily beautiful ! The lights outlined the Keeper's house, lighthouse and part of the fence against the night sky. It was so peaceful, I didn't want to leave to go back to the hotel. Then, next to the little eatery along the road (you have to pass), were the Lobster traps build up to resemble a Christmas tree, also lit in Christmas colors. I took some nice shots right from my window, for others I stood outside the car. Be careful not to get too close to the edge, as it was unlit and dark. We shined our headlights out so we could see the edge. Aside from some large rocks & boulders, there is no barrier and it could be dangerous if you slipped on the wet stones or fell from a ledge. Except for my hsb & I, there wasn't another soul around.

Visited December 2012
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Cape Neddick, Maine
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“Like a painting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

This is such a beautiful spot. Makes you want to sit with a journal and write all day. Its a purly nature experience as there isnt anything to do except sit and enjoy the view, the crisp air and the water breaking on the rocks. If your in the area, make the trip with a camera and a warm bottle of coco!

Visited January 2013
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mass
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“PICTURE PERFECT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

I have some great pictures of the lighthouse. Great place to visit and climb the rocks and just take in the scenery.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

This lighthouse is a photographer's delight! Visited on a crisp wintry but sunny day last Feb, with the water reflecting the clear blue sky and making it all the more beautiful. You actually look across from the parking spots (see attached pic), so on an extremely cold day you don't even need to get out of your car to see or photograph it! Would love to back during the holiday season when its all decorated with lights.

Trivia: The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man made structures and natural features should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light.

Visited February 2012
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stowe, VT
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“postcard perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

I went during the offseason and it was really pretty... I even saw some seals in the water. The beach nearby is also a very nice stroll. I think it would be a perfect place to come sit on the rocks with a lobster roll and drink it all in.

Visited January 2013
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