The Breakwater Light House

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Information sign at the park entrance
The Breakwater Lighthouse sits about 1 mile out into Rockland Harbor.  The mile long granit wall give the harbor ample protection during periods of rough seas.  It is an unmanned lighthouse and if you have time to kill on a nice day like I did today it makes for a nice walk.  A word of caution there are many holes and it is an uneven surface so if your not into that kind of thing you might want to enjoy it from the park on the shore.  However the sun was bright and shinney today and since my friend and me had the day off we went exploring.  A little windy out on the water it made it feel a lot cooler than it was but after a long winter with record snowfalls we wernt the only ones out on the wall today.  If your into the romantic thing it also makes a nice walk at night bring a flashligh if there is no moon though there are benches you can sit on on the lighthouse platform or you can sit on the side of the rocks just listening to the waves crash around you.  In the summer and fall alot of people use this spot for mackeral fishing or even the occasional stripper and plenty of shops in the area offer tackle and bait.  I have fished here a few times myself and its just a nice place to go.  You can look out and see some Islands that spot the Maine coast the occasional seal may swim nearby or watch the lobsterman coming or going. 
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Information sign at the park entra…
Information sign at the park entr…
Break Water Park Plaque
Break Water Park Plaque
Some granite benches at the entran…
Some granite benches at the entra…
The Breakwater
The Breakwater
The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
View of Owls Head Light House from…
View of Owls Head Light House fro…
Rockland Sights & Attractions review
Walking the Breakwater
If it’s a nice sunny day in Rockland and you’re looking for something to do I recommend walking out to the Breakwater Lighthouse. There is a littl… read entire review
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