LIGHTHOUSES AND MAINE COAST
If you like lighthouses, rocky coastlines, and secluded beaches, Maine is your destination. On your Maine vacation, plan to visit the more than 60 lighthouses along the stunning Down East peninsula. We suggest visiting Marshall Point Lighthouse south of Camden and Rockland close to the village of Port Clyde. Marshall Point Lighthouse, where scenes from the famous movie Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks were filmed, is worth the drive.
Port Clyde is a great little town set on a scenic portion of the Maine coast. Stop at a small country store on the way to the lighthouse to buy a lobster roll or a Maine Whoopie Pie. Visit Owlshead Light Station near Birch Point State Park and enjoy a few hours on the beach. Driving back north, visit the Rockland Breakwater Light and the lighthouse museum. In Camden, Curtis Island Light guards the entrance to the harbor, best viewed from the bay.
Marshall Point Lighthouse and the Owlshead Light Station are a few of the lighthouses to visit when you are in the Camden area. The Maine Lighthouse Museum (MLM) in Rockland offers the largest collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and the most important landmark collection of lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia in the United States. Read more
Among other special experiences we can arrange for you are:
- Sightseeing tour by helicopter or plane to see local lighthouses
- Private scenic flight from Pemaquid Point to Mt. Desert Island
- Chauffeured limousine tour of sea-lapped peninsulas and lighthouses including a lobster feast in a quaint fishing village
- Private tour of a boat yard specializing in the building and restoration of classic wooden vessels
Please contact our concierge for more information.