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“Bring a blanket and the kids”

Scituate Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Scituate
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Scituate lighthouse is worth a stop on any trip on the south shore, especially if you have kids. Most important you don't need a sticker to park. The lighthouse is impressive, the view can be breathtaking . The new breakwater is flat and you can walk way out to the end. Kids love the rocks and the fishing is pretty good. Tucked away on the harbor side is the only"free" beach in town. The water is shallow and warm and at low tide there's a nice sandy beach to sit and watch the small boat traffic. No restroom facilities and the parking lot fills up fast so plan accordingly. It's a hidden gem

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Scituate has several truly iconic historic landmarks, and, in my opinion, Scituate Lighthouse is in the top three, sharing the spotlight (pun intended, I think) with Minot's Ledge Light and Lawson Tower.

However, Scituate Lighthouse has the most storied and distinguished history - a good, concise description can be found at http://scituatehistoricalsociety.org/light/. The lighthouse is probably one of the most photographed structures on the Massachusetts coast, and is a favorite site for Boston-area meteorologists to visit and report from during northeasters!

Best of all, it's beautiful at Scituate Lighthouse whenever you visit - from wintry days with the surf crashing over the jetty, to summer in late afternoon as the boats return to the harbor, it's an ideal place to sit in the car or on a bench and just enjoy.

Try to visit when the lighthouse is open for a tour, too.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was great to see it's just sad that we chose a time when they are redoing the area (which was needed from the storms). Hopefully we will be able to see it up closer next time.

Thank Joan D
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Reviewed 23 August 2015
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