Lodging Near Best Lighthouses in Ogunquit, ME
Nothing quite says the New England coast like a lighthouse, and as a guest of ours here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea you’ve got several absolute beauties within easy daytripping reach. Here’s a quick survey of some of the standout beacons along our stretch of Southern Maine seacoast!
The Nubble (Cape Neddick) Light
Just a few miles south of Ogunquit, the Town of York maintains the postcard-perfect Nubble Light, also known as the Cape NeddickLight. This 44-foot-tall lighthouse has graced Nubble Island off Cape Neddick Point since 1879, and it remains active today, although it was automated back in 1987.
Savor the iconic view of the Nubble Light atop its rugged perch from York’s Sohier Park.
The Goat Island Lighthouse
The Goat Island Lighthouse has helped guard the shoal-ridden entrance to Cape Porpoise Harbor since 1859, when the current tower replaced a predecessor installed more than two decades before. Like the Nubble Light, this time-tested beacon—which is lovingly maintained by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust—remains active. You can visit the lighthouse by boat—if the keepers are around, they may give you a tour—or appreciate it from the end of Pier Road in Cape Porpoise.
The Portland Head Light
The Portland Head Light, which watches over the entrance to Portland Harbor in Cape Elizabeth, is the oldest existing lighthouse in Maine: It kicked off operations way back in 1791. Check out the museum housed in its historic Keepers’ Quarters, and take in fetching views of this venerable landmark from the adjoining grounds of Fort Williams Park.
Wood Island Light
Another of the longest-standing lighthouses in Maine, the present tower of the Wood Island Light dates to 1858. It stands some 42 foot above the eponymous, uninhabited island off the mouth of the Saco River in Biddeford Pool, Maine: a bird sanctuary supporting important seabird rookeries. You can visit Wood Island—said to be haunted, incidentally—by boat; the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse offers tours of the lighthouse.
The Marginal Way’s Light
It’s not an operating structure, but nonetheless we’d be remiss not mentioning the little lighthouse that lies along Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, the popular seaside path within easy reach of you as a guest of ours.
Enjoy a Seaside Ogunquit.com Getaway Spiced Up By Some Lighthouse Touring
Book directly with us here at Ogunquit.com, and you’ll get the best rates on a getaway to the Beautiful Place by the Sea at one of our lovely properties: a hop, skip, and a jump from some of the most historic and picture-perfect lighthouses in New England!