Visit the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)

Visit the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)

Rate this Adventure Bug Light Park

Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

Another stop on your lighthouse tour in the Greater Portland area! 

Built in 1855, (also known as 'Bug Light') the lighthouse was used as a breakwater to the bustling harbor of Portland during the booming shipbuilding era during the World Wars. 

The small size of the the breakwater eventually led to the lighthouse being decommissioned in 1943, but located in Bug Light Park, much of the history of the shipbuilding era still exists. 

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $100/night

Tranquil Hide Away

Windham, Maine

From $110/night

Widgeon Cove

Harpswell, Maine

From $100/night

Your Own Private Meadow

New Gloucester, Maine

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Explore Spring Point Lighthouse

Adventure

Kayak Casco Bay

Adventure

Hike Peaks Island

Adventure

Photograph Portland Head Light

More Nearby Adventures

Related Stories

backpacking

Marmot 4-season Thor 3p Tent Review

Marmot recently gave me the opportunity to test out their 4-season tent during my latest travel t...

backpacking

Winter Camping Recipe: Fire Charred Eggplant Sabich

A throw-together Mediterranean platter style meal

how-to

The National Parks Are Open, But Please Take Your Adventure Elsewhere

Some national parks are open during the government shutdown, but as visitor abuses pile up, the b...

volunteering

Saving Our National Parks

How do we help?

More Stories