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Nubble Lighthouse – Day Two of 45 Days at York Beach, Maine

This famous Maine lighthouse is one of the most photographed in the United States of America...

Nubble Lighthouse

Welcome to day two of 45 Days of York Beach, Maine Leading to Memorial Day Weekend 2021 with today’s scene spotlighting Nubble Lighthouse.

This famous Maine lighthouse ranks amongst the best known and most photographed lighthouses in the United States of America. It’s easy to see why. The exceptionally well-maintained lighthouse features a two-story keeper’s house, a 41-ft. tower rising 88 ft. above the high water mark and several outbuildings along juxtaposed with carved-out rock and patches of green grass. All together, the look is simply majestic — like a castle by the sea in the form of a lighthouse. Additionally, during the Christmas season and into the winter, Nubble Lighthouse shines in bright holiday lights. It’s a spectacular scene. For a peak at that seasonal scene, click here.

What’s more, Nubble Lighthouse is located at beautiful Sohier Park. Sit on a bench or carefully navigate the rocks and enjoy the spectacular expansive ocean and lighthouse views from various perspectives. Although there are no picnic benches, Sohier Park is a tremendous place for a picnic. The park also features a gift shop with Maine-theme merchandise, and Fox’s Lobster House — a classic waterfront Maine seafood restaurant serving fresh lobster and other seafood, as well as an amazing New England clam chowder. They also have an ice cream stand featuring wild Maine Blueberry ice cream. Enjoy the blueberry ice cream with a slice of wild Maine Blueberry pie and it’s that much better!

Get ready for another York Beach photo tomorrow.

For the full story on York Beach, click here.

Hotel Recommendations at York Beach
Grand View Inn & Cottages at Long Sands Beach
Union Bluff Hotel at Short Sands Beach

More Southern Maine stuff
Meet Lenny the Chocolate Moose – a seven-foot tall, nine-foot wide, 1,700-pound chocolate moose — at this classic candy house
Watching them make the salt water taffy, then buying the salt water taffy

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York, Maine Gift Corner

Nubble Lighthouse 8X10 unframed photo print

Long Sands Beach throw pillow

Nubble Lighthouse white sweatshirt

Long Sands Beach 8X10 unframed photo print

Nubble Lighthouse two-sided throw pillow

York Harbor throw pillow

Nubble Lighthouse wall clock

Twilight at Sohier Park unframed photo print

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