While these are all not Kennebunkport Lighthouses, they are all in the Kennebunkport/Kennebunk area and worth the short drive.

Kennebunkport Lighthouses (and those close by).

  1. Wood Island Lighthouse: From Route 9 go through Cape Porpoise past Goose Rocks Beach, take right at traffic light (Route 208). Follow Route 208 to end, take left on Route 208 through Biddeford Pool. The lighthouse is on right.  Tours leave from Vine’s Landing in Biddeford Pool and takes about 1.5 hours (subject to Mother Nature and and sea conditions). The tower is open to those who wish to make the climb to the top.
  2. Portland Headlight & Museum: Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. One of the most photographed lighthouses in the state of Maine. On-site museum and lighthouse tower tours, open daily from Memorial Day-October 31, and weekends from mid-April through mid-December.
  3. Boon Island Lighthouse: Located in York Harbor. the Boon Island Light is six miles offshore and visible in clear weather from Harbor Beach. Erected in 1811 on a barren rock island, the 132 foot lighthouse operates today as a continual beacon to sailors and seen up to 21 miles at sea.
  4. Nubble Light: In York, Maine on a peninsula between Short and Long Sands Beaches. A beautiful landmark that is an active light. One of the most scenic and photographed lighthouses in the world. The Nubble is about a half hour south of Kennebunkport.
  5. Goat Island Lighthouse: built in 1834 in Cape Porpoise Harbor. During the summer months, you’re invite to visit by boat or you can view the lighthouse from the landing at the end of Pier Road in Cape Porpoise. There’s a small dock available for guests arriving by boat, which is accessible at high tide. The lighthouse keepers live in the keepers quarters and if home, they will gladly give you a tour of the tower. Please be mindful that it is also a private residence.