Bristol Maine and the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Bristol Maine and the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. This morning I open a new yearly calendar. There was Pemaquid Point Lighthouse highlighting the first month of the year.  The photo captures the rugged coastline of Maine with the lighthouse on its perch.

How cool was that? I’ve been to a place wonderful enough to be on a calendar.


My mind was instantly back on the warm rocky shores around the lighthouse.


The seagulls calling. The waves crashing onto the stone cliffs. The beautiful shades of blues in the water and the sky. Colorful lobster buoys floating in the water. Tufts of green grass tuck into crevices of grey stones.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is owned by the town of Bristol. The station was established 1827. The keeper’s house 1857 and an oil house (1896) is still there. The height of the tower is 38 feet and the focal plane is 79 feet. While we were there the grounds were being set up for a wedding reception. I can just imagine the wonderful bridal photos with this as the background.

Next to the park area is Sea Gull Restaurant & Gift. You can reach the cliffs for free through their property and without the crowd. It’s a great little gift shop with some unique items. The restaurant is small and overlooks the shore. Stop in for the haddock sandwich.

We spent several hours sitting on the rocky shorelines. Listening to the sounds, feeling the warmth of the sun and the mist from the waves. Looking out to sea as far as the eye could see.

Taking time to experience a place and appreciate the uniqueness makes the memories so much stronger.

Maybe the best way to visit a place is in the “how” you visit a place.



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