Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse

161 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

David And Bree
David And Bree
March 23, 2017
Iconic Maine lighthouse in Fort Williams Park. Go at sunrise or sunset for the best views and least crowds!
Lori + Kevin
Lori + Kevin
November 3, 2016
Because it is an iconic vista and a MUST.
Deborah
Deborah
August 26, 2021
This is the most visited Head light in America! Outstanding views! A small gift store. Plenty of paid parking.
Kathy
Kathy
September 19, 2016
Most filmed lighthouse! Beautiful Park. Hiking etc...
Laura
Laura
October 28, 2016
most photographed lighthouse ever - very picturesque with a rock climbing wall - serious rockclimbers right next to it and a nice park with spectacular ocean views. Also has one of the top 10 spots to buy a lobster roll at the food cart there
Marie
Marie
August 17, 2021
Beautiful park, ocean views, and iconic lighthouse.
Mark
Mark
April 7, 2015
Beautiful Lighthouse. Wonderful views. A must see for lighthouse lovers.
Susan
Susan
August 7, 2021
This lighthouse was built in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine – and the most photographed one in the entire country.
Kristen
Kristen
May 16, 2015
The most photographed lighthouse in America. Just a quick mile walk or ride from the cottage. Beautiful grounds with plenty of space to play, picnic, explore ruins, etc.
Joey
Joey
April 4, 2017
Must see lighthouse! Make sure to walk the path around the park (if you're facing the headlight, it runs along the cliff to the left) and drink in the sights and smells.
Alexandra
Alexandra
June 25, 2015
A historic landmark. Also features plenty of walking paths along the coast.
Dan
Dan
December 22, 2016
Portland Head Lighthouse. A must see!!
Ralph
Ralph
April 18, 2015
The most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. You have seen it even if you haven't been there. Now, it's your turn. Take a picnic drive. Or get lobster rolls and fried clams nearby. (see Lobster Shack)
Denise
Denise
October 21, 2019
Beautiful scenic view! The Fort Williams Park is also a great place for walking, strolling, etc.
Jennifer
Jennifer
April 2, 2017
It's a lighthouse! Great views of the water and nice walking trails.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
August 28, 2016
Because it is something everyone does! And when you do... buy a lobster roll and and enjoy the view!
Deanna
Deanna
January 17, 2017
Because you see this on every postcard, calendar, painting.. you may as well check it out in person.
Stephanie
Stephanie
May 14, 2015
Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Steph
Steph
November 22, 2021
A can't miss Maine site
Andrew
Andrew
November 21, 2019
Most photographed lighthouse in the world!!! And for good reason (see photos)
Deborah
Deborah
September 12, 2019
Most photographed lighthouse in the world for a reason. You must take the walk to the left of the lighthouse. Our daughter’s wedding pictures were taken there.
Loida
Loida
September 10, 2021
"Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. "

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Location
12 Captain Strout Cir
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone+1 207-799-2661