25 Maine Lighthouses
By Danielle Call @mustangdmv
Historic buildings that would guide sailors to the coast from around the world, these are some of Maine's most picturesque lighthouses. From Portland Head Light all the way up to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, you could take a week long road trip to try to see them all!
Maine Lighthouses Map
Maine Lighthouses Places
- Doubling Point Lighthouse
This adorable lighthouse is a miniature version of Marshall Point (the Forrest Gump lighthouse). It is all the way down a dirt road in what looks like your just driving to someones house. Since it is smaller its not as busy, but there are only spots for three cars in the parking area so go early.
- Grindle Point Sailor's Museum and Lighthouse
Take the ferry from Lincolnville to Grindle Point Light and climb to the top for beautiful views of the bay. After your explore the lighthouse head over to Cellar Door Winery for a tasting and cheese plate!
- Goose Rock Lighthouse
Located in Penobscot Bay, this lighthouse is privately owned, and if you plan way far in advance you can book a stay IN this Maine lighthouse. It is the only lighthouse off of the eastern seaboard that you can stay overnight in!
- Tenants Harbor Lighthouse
This Maine lighthouse is owned by the Wyeth's, a family of artists who frequently feature Tenants Harbor Light in their artwork.
- Monhegan Lighthouse
Pack a picnic lunch and take the mailboat out to Monhegan Island to visit this Maine lighthouse!
- Little River Lighthouse
If you're heading north to "Downiest Maine" a stop in a Little River Light is a must. Sitting at the entrance to Cutler Harbor, this lighthouse was rebuilt in the late 1800's as a brick lined cast iron lighthouse.
- Great Duck Island Lighthouse
Built a little later than some of the other Maine lighthouses this 1890 light was erected with a red daytime light to lead ships into Mt Desert Island, and with a fog horn signal so ships entering the harbor in the thick summer fog would still be able to find their way.
- Egg Rock Lighthouse
Egg Rock Lighthouse is on a small island in the Mt Desert Narrows just off of Bar Harbor, Maine. A super cute lighthouse, you definitely need a boat to visit this one!
- Seguin Island Light Station
Built in 1795, Seguin Island Light is a historic landmark and one of the only lighthouses in Maine that has a first order fresnel lens. The first order fresnel lens is the most powerful lens, giving this lighthouse a throw of almost 20 miles out to sea! Boat tours are available to reach this Maine lighthouse.
- Prospect Harbor Lighthouse
Located north of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Prospect Harbor Lighthouse is a beautiful
- Marshall Point Lighthouse
You might recognize Marshall Point lighthouse from Forrest Gump! This picturesque Maine lighthouse is the one that Forrest Gump ran to on his whirlwind cross country run! Visit Marshall Point and recreate that scene yourself! Don't forget to video it!
- Nubble Lighthouse
Located in York Maine, Nubble Lighthouse is on a small island just off the coast. This is a popular spot for divers so you may see some flags and heads bobbing in the ocean! Visit this lighthouse around Christmas to see it all lit up like the Rockefeller tree! Nubble Lighthouse is also part of the "Golden Record" that was sent to space on the 1977 Voyager Spacecraft to show photo evidence of life and ecosystems on Earth.
- Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
A great lighthouse that includes a bit of a hike out to it! Walk almost one mile out on the ocean to visit this Maine Lighthouse!
- Bug Light
Bug Light is also located in South Portland so you should be sure to visit the trio of lighthouses before you grab a bit to eat!
- West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
One of the most northern lighthouses on the east coast, West Quoddy Head Light sits in Lubec, Maine on the border to New Brunswick, Canada!
- Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Another South Portland Lighthouse, this one you have to walk out on the jetty to get to. While you can't climb this one, you get a great view of the harbor from the end of the jetty.
- Fort Point Lighthouse
The Fort Point lighthouse has been there since 1835. Located in Fort Point State Park, you can come here for a nature walk and admire the historic lighthouse and the view from the point.
- Dyce Head Lighthouse
Dyce Head Lighthouse is a little more difficult to get to as it technically sits on private property. As long as you are respectful of the neighbors, you can generally follow the path out behind the garage and out to the shoreline.
- Baker island Lighthouse
Another island lighthouse, you can admire this one from the shores of Bar Harbor, or take a boat tour of the islands and lighthouses in the area.
- Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse
Visiting this picturesque lighthouse will require a little advance planning. Take a boat tour from Bar Harbor to visit this beautiful island lighthouse.
- The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
If you're visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, you will also have your choice of lighthouses to visit. Follow the Bass Harbor Lighthouse trail for a short walk to the lighthouse and the cliffs of Mt Desert Island.
- Owls Head Lighthouse
Build in 1835, this historic lighthouse will give you panoramic views of the bay and ocean when you reach the top! You can even catch a glimpse of Rockland Head Lighthouse from the top of Owls Head Light.
- Hendricks Head Lighthouse
Placed on a rocky shore, visit Hendricks Head Lighthouse and take your time wandering around the beach or relax and watch as the waves crash against the coastline.
- Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Located just north of Boothbay Harbor, take a day trip up to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and climb to the top to look out over the ocean!
- Portland Head Light
Located right in South Portland, this lighthouse is easy to get to from Fort Williams Park. You can explore the lighthouse and then go check out the old Battery that protected the shore.