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A small but historic lighthouse in a commanding position with panoramic views of the Maine coast and Rockland harbor.




Owls Head Lighthouse, on a rocky promontory at the end of a peninsula overlooking Rockland harbor (map), is a familiar sight to all windjammers sailing along the coast.

Owls Head Lighthouse, Maine
Owls Head Light at the left end of the peninsula

If you're visiting Rockland, in need of an idyllic picnic spot or a swim in the brisk waters of the Atlantic, or just want to add another lighthouse to your life list, this is the place.

The lighthouse is in Owls Head State Park, which has picnic tables, pit toilets, and a small pebble-and-coarse-sand beach.

Admission to the park, lighthouse and beach are free.

As you drive into the park, you'll come to a parking area. Park here, as only authorized vehicles are allowed to go farther. Walk along the continuation of the road, bearing right for the lighthouse, left for the beach. The lighthouse is a five-minute walk, then up several dozen steps.

The view is spectacular!

On your way to Owls Head, note the quaint Owls Head Post Office and, next to it, the Owls Head General Store, which boasts that its hamburgers have been voted the best in Maine.

Farther along Lighthouse Road, the Owls Head Lobster Company on the right side of the road is a substantial operation.

For a quick meal of the freshest lobster in Owls Head, visit the Ship to Shore Lobster Company on the town wharf at 1 Wharf Street. They'll cook your lobsters, which you can eat at the few picnic tables on the wharf.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Owls Head Lighthouse, Maine

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