Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Bass Harbor

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  • If you love lighthouses, definitely stop here. This is one of those lighthouses you see on postcards and tv shows all the time. It is lovely to view from land, and I imagine even better from the sea. ...  more »
  • This is definitely worth doing but do it right. Head down with plenty of time to get there early enough before sunset. The parking lot wasn't big so getting there early helps. Take the walk at the end...  more »
  • We wanted to see lighthouses during our trip to Bar Harbor. We read somewhere that this is the most photographed lighthouse in Maine (or the area). We weren't impressed. However, we didn't know you co...  more »
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  • Unbelievably serene and beautiful. However get there early if you want to good spot to photograph it A lot of rocks get taken very early by tourists.
  • Occupied residence by US Coast Guard family, but you can visit and view the lighthouse and surrounding area. Beautiful setting with a buoy gently clanging in the harbor! Steep walkways, but worth the effort.
  • Take the trail next to the bathrooms and it will lead you down to the rocks where you see most of the pictures of the lighthouse. LOTS of people around sunset on a Wednesday in June.
  • Not the Easy one to get a clean shot at, but worth the climb non the less
  • Such a beautiful view, very relaxing to sit on the rocks!

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