Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

We had the loveliest time at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Maine over the weekend.

It was one of the less iconic lighthouses we’ve visited since moving to New England. As the lighthouse is on the top of the house and barely visible. But it made it no less special to visit–as I am sure you can tell from the pictures we took. The views all around were breathtaking. And the actual building was beautiful as well.

One of our favorite parts was the walk out to the lighthouse over the one mile (2 miles round trip) man-made stone path. The lighthouse is actually on a teeny, tiny island. The girls had the greatest fun walking from stone to stone, avoiding the gaps in between (so, they wouldn’t break my back, obviously or their own ankle, yikes). And I tried to calm my mama spidey senses, as there were no railings on the sides and my kids often walk like two little drunken sailors.

Two different people stopped us on the walk to comment on how adorable the girls were. They walked ahead of Brance and me by a little bit and were deep in conversation. They are never quiet, so every passerby could take in what they were saying.

“Let’s go shopping in a cute little downtown after this hike and have a nice lunch afterward”, one woman relayed to us. That sounded like something the two of them would say to one another.

Seeing the beautiful sailboats as we walked was a cool bonus!!

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse is definitely worth a visit if you are ever in that part of Maine.

My Tips: 

  • Pack a picnic lunch or snacks in a back pack to eat on the benches around the lighthouse. Don’t forget a bottle of water.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, like sneakers or hiking shoes, that are good for walking.
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture all the beauty.
  • This walk would be difficult with very young children–unless they were in a carrier. Or with older or handicapped people in wheelchairs.



2 thoughts on “Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

  1. How fun!! Last summer my family went on a week long trip with my parents down to the redwoods along the coast to see lots of lighthouses. It was fun! There ones on the peninsula north of us. It’s a 10 mile round trip hike on beach!! We have gone all the way out yet…

    1. Oh, the redwoods!! So cool!!! Roger wanted us to do that as a family after he found out he had cancer, but there wasn’t enough time :(. He had went with Norma and was in awe. And, oh man. Ten miles!!! Yeah, our kids wouldn’t make it 😀

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