10 Maine Lighthouses You Can View Via Live Webcams
If you are like so many others who love Maine’s lighthouses, then you probably wish you could visit these regal sentinels everyday.
Thanks to webcam technology, you can!
We have pulled together links to ten webcams where you can view these magnificent beacons – from the comfort of your home or even on the go.
The alluring views these webcams offer is breathtaking. From majestic perches and wave-swept ledges to charming islands and places of total isolation, let your imagination ride on the tides year-round.
Soak up the idyllic scenes by the sea, catch the drama unfolding during storms or simply marvel at how frozen desolation plays out on these rocky stages in the winter. Throughout the year, the changing scenes are nothing short of grand theatre, and the best part is that you can visit one – or all ten, as many times as you wish!
So grab a cup of coffee and kick back as you surf this group of webcams and bask in the fascinating world of Maine’s lighthouses.
Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse
Just off the coast of Kittery, the Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse sits at the entrance to the Piscataqua River. One of Maine’s wave-swept light stations, you can catch a view of this tower from the live webcam located on nearby Wood Island. This webcam view is brought to you by the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association!
The iconic Nubble Lighthouse in York sees thousands of visitors every year, but for those times when you can’t be there in person, the Town of York has installed three webcams at the light station. The three live webcams will give you a view from the lighthouse looking back at Sohier Park, a view from the light station’s front yard looking up at the tower, and a view from the backside of the property looking out toward the Atlantic!
Goat Island Lighthouse
Lighthouses located on an island can be a challenge to visit, even on the nicest of days. Thankfully, the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust maintains a webcam on the picturesque Goat Island Lighthouse in Cape Porpoise so people can view the splendor of this island lighthouse at anytime of year, no matter what the conditions are outside!
Wood Island Lighthouse
Another island lighthouse that you can visit virtually is the Wood Island Lighthouse, located off of Biddeford Pool. This webcam, maintained by the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, gives you a spectacular view of the light station and the scores of nesting gulls that flock to the island.
Portland Head Lighthouse
What “visit” to Maine would be complete without stopping at the Portland Head Lighthouse? Fort Williams Park has ensured you can take in this fabulous view with their webcam located at the lighthouse! This camera provides you with a view north looking toward Portland Harbor. Watch ships heading in and out of the harbor, as well as a view of the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Fort Gorges in the distance.
Halfway Rock Lighthouse
Another wave swept lighthouse that you can visit virtually, is Halfway Rock Lighthouse, which sits approximately 9 miles off of Portland. The lighthouse has a webcam that is repositioned often, giving you different views of Casco Bay, the open waters of the Atlantic, and the rocky islet the lighthouse was built on.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Always near the top of the list of Maine lighthouses to visit is the Pemaquid Point Light. The Sea Gull Shop and the Pemaquid Point Association have a live webcam located adjacent to the lighthouse, which provides a beautiful view of the tower as well as the surrounding grounds. They also have another live webcam facing the rocks below the lighthouse dubbed the “SurfCam“, which is amazing to watch when a good sea is running!
Marshall Point Lighthouse
The Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde is another one of Maine’s most beautiful stations. The Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum operates a live webcam so you can visit this awesome spot any time of the year. Marshall Point made an appearance in the movie Forrest Gump and visitors love to imitate his run down the lighthouse walkway, something you may even catch on the webcam!
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Sitting a mile out from land, the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse marks the entrance to Rockland Harbor. Getting there is a hike, and a “must-do” for many during the summer months. When the tide is high or you are miles away, catch a view of mile long breakwater from the webcam that is located at the lighthouse. You can watch the breakwater become submerged near the lighthouse at high tide, see storm waves crash the large granite rocks or just enjoy the gentle sounds of lapping waves – yes, sound on for this one!
Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse
Off the coast of Acadia is the Burnt Coat Harbor Light on Swans Island. Enjoy the view from the top of the lighthouse via the two webcams maintained by the Friends of Swan’s Island Lighthouse. These webcams provide beautiful views of Burnt Coat Harbor and Heron Island – both are worth a look!