Discover the beauty and lore of 6 Maine lighthouses while staying at Victorian by the Sea B&B, four miles north of Camden Harbor. Enjoy delicious gourmet breakfast and ocean view from the sunroom or veranda before starting your lighthouse day trip. Reserve Online or call the innkeepers 800-382-9817 for information or reservation.
- Grindle Point Lighthouse is located on Islesboro Island and is accessible only by Maine State Ferry Service from Lincolnville Beach, 1 1/2 miles from the inn. The summer ferry departs on the hour from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is a 3 mile trip taking 20 minutes. Round trip cost $10 for adults, $4.75 for children and $8.50 for bicycles. Biking is our suggested way to see the island.
- Curtis Island Lighthouse, located in Camden Harbor, 4 miles south, is a public park, accessible only by boat. You may rent a kayak from Maine Sports which has a kiosk located at the Harbor. (Let us know 24 hours in advance if you would like a picnic lunch for your trip.) Any of the schooners providing two-hour sails from the Harbor also give you picture perfect views of the island lighthouse.
- Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse is 10 miles south in Rockland Harbor. Look for a parking lot at the end of Samoset Road. The lighthouse is at the end of the breakwater. You can walk to the end of the breakwater which is 4433 feet from the shore (you also have to walk back!). It is fun on a sunny day, but only for the sure-footed.
Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland abounds in lighthouse artifacts and American maritime history. A must-see! Summer hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm weekends. Adult admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free!
- Owls Head Lighthouse is located in the Owls Head State Park, 19 miles south, at the end of Lighthouse Road. There is a parking area a short walk from the lighthouse. New this year - 2013- is a free interpretive center in the keeper's house which is open to the public.
- Marshall Point Lighthouse, located near Port Clyde Harbor, is 30 miles south of Victorian by the Sea at the tip of the St. Georges peninsula. The old innkeeper’s house is now a museum and gift shop and the volunteers are more than willing to answer all your lighthouse questions.
- Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Jeanne’s favorite due to the banded granite rock formations, is located south of New Harbor, 59 miles south of Victorian by the Sea. There is a parking lot entrance fee of $2.00 per person. The keeper’s house is now the Fisherman’s Museum and the lighthouse tower is occasionally open to visitors. The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is featured on the Maine commemorative state quarter.