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Quick Stop Is All You Need

We stopped here as we were leaving town. There are great views of the bay and the tiny light house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
teacher152015
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Lexington, Kentucky
Great little lighthouse.

This is an easily accessible lighthouse right on the shore of Portland. It is easy to drive to and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
cakedeco
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Unusual lighthouse designed after Greek monuments.
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Bug Light Park, End of Madison Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here as we were leaving town. There are great views of the bay and the tiny light house is a great spot for some vacation pictures. Not much else to see at the park but there is a walking path with some benches.

Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is an easily accessible lighthouse right on the shore of Portland. It is easy to drive to and has a nice parking area. Great spot if you or your kids like liigthouses.

Thank cakedeco
Reviewed 16 October 2018

fantastic scenery took a coach tour here and we were not disappointing views were awesome, and the atmosphere was great

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop if you are checking out the lighthouses in the Portland area. Can't go inside but you can get up close to it.

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The lighthouse is well preserved. The park it sits in has great views of the bay. You are going to get some great photos to share on FACEBOOK so go take a real camera with you when you visit.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Portland Breakwater (a/k/a "Bug") is not a major light, but for those in the Portland area to see the Portland Head, it is worth a quick stop to see along with the Spring Point Ledge Light nearby. It's an adorable little light which is...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Had a great walk on the quay to/ from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is in good repair, and makes an excellent subject for pictures. There are great views of harbor, from this location. Visit in the morning or late afternoon, as there is no shade...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 24 June 2018

One day, my grandson and I decided to go see all the local lighthouses in the immediate Portland, Maine area. We Googled and found several and set off. We spent a day going to various ones, and in the afternoon arrived at Bug Light. The...More

Thank Ladyhawksz
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Good place to take a breather and view a truly beautiful and unique lighthouse. The park is also nice with a good liberty boat memorial. Kinda hidden but worth the drive.

Thank BaronVonL
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Bug Light lives up to its name. It's small and cute. It's worth going to see. It sits at the end of a pretty park where you can relax, picnic, fly kites or just enjoy the view. The lighthouse has some very pretty design and...More

Thank Brent W
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