Monday, March 19, 2012

Hendrick's Head Lighthouse

Hendricks Head Lighthouse
Hendrick's Head Lighthouse

Hendrick's Head Lighthouse took a bit of finding! Mostly because I turned back too soon thinking I was on the wrong road. It's a gorgeous drive out to here and you can 'get' several lighthouses in one outing around Boothbay Harbor. You can also take a whale watch out of Boothbay in the summer.

To take a photo from this angle, park at the Hendrick's Head Beach parking and walk back toward the Hendrick's Head Trail marker. Watch for traffic. This is a busy road even in March!

Directions: take Route 1 north to Rt 27 (Boothbay). Follow Rt 27 through Boothbay Harbor and out to Southport Island (you'll go over a steel swing bridge). Stay on Rt 27 until you come to Southport Town Clerk's office and the Southport Village Store. Bear right around the triangular intersection and as the road dips, follow the signs for Beach Rd (to the left). Park at the beach.

Boat excursions offer closer views of the lighthouse and the Sheepscot River.

For more info on the lighthouse, check the Lighthouse Friends website.

Combine seeing this lighthouse with the Cuckolds, Ram Island Light and Doubling Point Light.

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