While on vacation in Kennebunkport, we headed up to Portland to see the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. Maine is full of amazing lighthouses and we have had this one on our list for sometime. We waited for an overcast day to go and it did not disappoint.
Here are some photos and I’ll share more at the end of this post…
Location: Portland Head Lighthouse
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
We ended up staying here much longer than we had anticipated. The sky was moody and perfect. The waves were crashing and splashing on the rocks. Our boys love to explore and rocky coastlines are a favorite of theirs.
Being that this is one of the most iconic and most photographed lighthouses in the U.S., I knew I would probably love it. I’m glad that we chose to go on a gray day too, because the coastline fits perfectly. I had the Dark Shadows opening theme stuck in my head as I approached the rocky hike down to the edge of the rocks.
Another bonus about visiting this park is you get a good dose of history. I won’t spoil it for you. There are also hiking paths everywhere. I didn’t realize how expansive this park was until we arrived. You do have to exercise caution because though there are railings there are areas that don’t have them and the fall is steep.
The day we visited Gorgeous Gelato had their food truck open and we indulged in a little treat after exploring the grounds. Bite into Maine also is serving up lobster rolls from their truck by the beach and picnic area. Good to know if you are making a day of it!
We all agreed it was definitely worth the visit and was only about a 37 minute drive from where we were staying in Kennebunkport. It is a nice little day excursion if you are in the area.
I’ll be back soon with more from our Maine vacation.