What is There to See at the Burnt Island Lighthouse?

Plan a summer family vacation to Boothbay Harbor and discover the beautiful landscape and incredible points of interest. One of the most popular sites to visit is the Burnt Island Lighthouse. The stark white lighthouse is definitely picture-worthy, and the scenic surroundings are great for exploring. So, what is there to see at the Burnt Island Lighthouse?

Midcoast Maine is full of fun things to do and memorable experiences of which you’ll want to take advantage. Be sure to browse our recommendations for things to do while you’re here. Here at Linekin Bay Resort, we want you to have the best Maine experience. So, you can trust our expertise when it comes to family activities in Boothbay Harbor.

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History of the Lighthouse

The Burnt Island Lighthouse first shined in 1821, but it was 1857 before keeper’s quarters were built. Other structures were added through the years including boathouses in 1880, a fuel house in 1886, and an oil house in 1899. The lighthouse was automated in 1988 and still operates today.

Take a Trip to the Burnt Island Lighthouse

The historic Burnt Island offers a unique perspective on the story of Boothbay Harbor. Just a mile off the coast, the boat trip out to it also gives you a built-in harbor ride. You can take the cruise out on the Balmy Days Cruises’ lighthouse trip. You and the kids will love the breezy, salt-air on your way out to the island. The trip out is a great photo opportunity, too! And, it’s not too long of a ride, either, about 15 minutes either way.

Burnt Island Lighthouse Tour Rates

Tours aboard the Novelty are available Monday and Thursday only from July 6 to August 24. Custom tours are available.

Adults: $25

Kids (3-11): $15

Kids (0-2): Free

Lighthouse Tours and Things to Do on Burnt Island

Take the two-and-a-half hour tour of the Burnt Island Lighthouse, and a living history exhibit features the life of the keeper as he explains the lighthouse’s history and functions. While there, climb to the top of the lighthouse and then explore the grounds. It’s a great chance for a family picture, too! Plus, the grounds are nearly five acres and great for exploring.

Plan a Family Vacation in Boothbay Harbor

Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor, ME, is a wonderful summer escape for the family. Think about sitting under the stars by the bonfire or taking an early morning kayak out on the water. Not only are there wonderful things to do right on-site, but there’s serenity and comfort like nowhere else in Maine. The luxurious lodges and cabins are reminiscent of old summer camp nostalgia but with a distinctive class. So, browse Linekin Bay Resort’s available lodging options. There’s simply nothing like a family vacation at Linekin Bay Resort. Contact us today to make the most out of summer vacation.