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Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham

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Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Nauset Light, officially Nauset Beach Light, is a restored lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore near Eastham, Massachusetts, erected in 1923 using the 1877 tower that was moved here from the Chatham Light. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tower is a cast-iron plate shell lined with brick and stands 48 feet (15 m) high. The adjacent oil house (where fuel was stored in the early days) is made of brick and has also been restored. Fully automated, the beacon is a private aid to navigation. Tours of the tower and oil house are available in summer from the Nauset Light Preservation Society which operates, maintains and interprets the site.

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  • No bathrooms exist here because they are being completely being rebuilt from the ground up. Very few parking spaces exist due to the fenced, construction zone. Have a Plan B so as to not be...  more »
  • It was beautiful sunrise- peaceful, gentle and quiet. Get there early to get a good viewing spot and bring a hot cup of hot coffee!  more »
  • At our visit there was a very sweet elderly couple volunteering to explain the history of the lighthouse! It was such an unexpected nice and heartwarming experience! :) Thank you so much :)
  • Works as intended. Good information on history of lighthouse and surrounding coastal area. You can go in the lighthouse to some degree, but it was closed when we visited. Good 10min stop, do some "illegal" parking on the side of the road and walk up the marked path.
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