The 5 Best Midcoast Maine Lighthouses

One of the defining features here in beautiful Maine is our many lighthouses. Maine’s coast is home to 65 historical lighthouses, several of which are within 60 miles of Linekin Bay Resort. With spring fast approaching, it’s time to start looking ahead to your next journey to Midcoast Maine. Travelers of all ages visit our waterfront Boothbay Harbor resort with hopes of touring some of the best lighthouses in Maine – now it’s your turn.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The beautiful 31-mile journey to nearby Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is the perfect way to begin a full day of adventure in Midcoast Maine. Pemaquid Point, built in 1827, stands 79 feet above the sea at the edge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. The unique molten rock formations on the shores of Lighthouse Cove is arguably the main draw here in Pemaquid, ME, and the lighthouse provides a perfect backdrop for a photo.

Burnt Island Lighthouse

For those of you who are planning on visiting Linekin Bay Resort via yacht or sailboat, please seek out Burnt Island Lighthouse near Southport, ME. Burnt Island, located on the entrance into Boothbay Harbor, is only accessible by sea vessel (including kayaks). There is plenty of room at the island’s pier for a yacht or sailboat. There is a two-hour docking limit. History tours at this 1821 lighthouse run during the summertime, usually starting in early July. The island itself is a large part of the allure as it features unique rocky beaches, lush forestry, and, of course, the keeper’s house.

Doubling Point Lighthouse

lighthouses in maineMany tourists stop at Doubling Point Lighthouse for a midday picnic on the way to or from breathtaking Popham Beach State Park. You’ll also want to make a quick stop in Wiscasset, one of the prettiest small towns in Maine. Doubling Point is perhaps the smallest lighthouse you’ll ever stumble upon, but its location on the tranquil Kennebec River makes it an ideal locale for a quiet picnic. Doubling Point sits at just 23 feet tall, which is all the more enticing for tourists who enjoy miniature attractions.

Marshall Point Lighthouse

Widely considered one of the best lighthouses in Maine, Marshall Point in Port Clyde, ME, is a slightly larger version of Doubling Point. Marshall Point was made famous by the six-time Oscar-winning film “Forrest Gump,” as Tom Hanks’ character visited this picturesque lighthouse during his cross-country journey across America. The beautiful keeper’s house is now the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, an engrossing trip down memory lane. You’ll learn about the history of St. George Peninsula, the town of Port Clyde, and the lighthouse itself.

Owls Head Lighthouse

The 30-foot-tall Owls Head Lighthouse is nearly hidden as it’s enclosed by tall trees on one side of the scenic inlet. The other side of the inlet, named Owls Head Ledge, is wide open, revealing the lighthouse and its pearly white stairs. The scene from the sea is reminiscent of an Irish landscape. Owls Head is a 50-mile trip from Linekin Bay Resort, but it’s an absolute must-visit for lighthouse enthusiasts. There’s a reason that U.S. News named it one of the five best lighthouses in Maine.

A Premier Boothbay Harbor Resort

After each full day of exploration, return to Linekin Bay Resort for a cruiser bicycle ride, a refreshing swim off the dock, or a sunset kayaking expedition. Linekin Bay Resort is also home to The Deck Bar & Grill, a waterfront restaurant and bar with traditional New England fare, fresh local cuisine, and friendly service. The Deck Bar & Grill brings friends and family together with food, fun and most importantly, a relaxing oceanfront atmosphere overlooking Linekin Bay.  Give us a call today at 1-207-633-2494 to book a spring getaway to Boothbay Harbor, ME.