Kennebunkport Lighthouses (or nearby!)
While these are all Kennebunkport Lighthouses, they are all nearby and worth the drive.
Kennebunkport Lighthouses (or those that are nearby!)
Portland Headlight & Museum: Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. One of the most photographed lighthouses in the state of Maine. On-site museum and lighthouse tower tours. Open daily from Memorial Day until October 31, and weekends from mid-April through mid-December. A must-visit for any trip to the Maine coast.
Wood Island Lighthouse: From Route 9 go thru Cape Porpoise and past Goose Rocks Beach, take a right at traffic light (Route 208). Follow Route 208 to end and take left on Route 208 thru Biddeford Pool. The lighthouse is on right. The tour is run by the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The lighthouse is located off the coast of Biddeford Maine and tours leave from Vine’s Landing in Biddeford Pool. The guided tour takes about 1 1/2 hours and is subject to Mother Nature and her weather and sea conditions. The tower is open to those who wish to make the climb to the top. The tower received a set of double handrails in 2008, making the journey to the top safe for lighthouse guests.
Nubble Light: In nearby York, Maine located on a peninsula between Short and Long Sands Beaches. A beautiful landmark that is an active light. One of the most scenic and photographed lighthouses in the world. The Nubble is about a half hour south of Kennebunkport.
Boon Island Lighthouse: Located in York Harbor. the Boon Island Light is six miles offshore and visible in clear weather from Harbor Beach. Erected in 1811 on a barren rock island, the 132 foot lighthouse operates today, as in the past, as a continual beacon to sailors. It can be seen up to 21 miles at sea.
Goat Island Lighthouse: built in 1834 and is an iconic landmark in Cape Porpoise Harbor. I has been a beacon for boaters since that time. Today, Goat Island and Goat Island Lighthouse is owned and maintained by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. During the summer months, you’re invite to visit by boat or you can view the lighthouse from the landing at the end of Pier Road in Cape Porpoise. There’s a small dock available for guests arriving by boat, which is accessible at high tide. The lighthouse keepers live in the keepers quarters and if home, they will gladly give you a tour of the tower. Please be mindful that it is also a private residence.