Cape Cod is filled with Lighthouses
Most people are drawn to lighthouses. Lighthouses symbolize safety and security to the seafaring traveler and have been around for thousands of years. In fact, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was the Lighthouse at Alexandria.
With today’s technology including depth finders and GPS systems, lighthouses are no longer needed for navigation.
Still, they remain today as reminders of that bygone era.
Destination: Cape Cod
What you will find here
A study of today’s Cape Cod Lighthouses, their history, location and how to visit them.
Lighthouses are Everywhere!
From Bourne to Provincetown, Cape Cod Lighthouses can be found at all the important navigation points to mark dangerous shipping areas.
- Wood End Light
Located miles about an hour and a half to the port of Provincetown, Wood End Light watchtower occupies several acres of sand dunes and there are no other structures in sight. It was lit for the very first time on November 20, 1872 to take the sailors to the lively port of Provincetown. The Cape […]
- Wings Neck Lighthouse
Staying in a lighthouse is one of the experiences that everyone looks forward to. At the Wings Neck Lighthouse, you get a historic, charming, and unique environment. In addition to that, you will have access to all the convenience that make a vacation great. Whether you are thinking about ocean view or other scenery, you […]
- The Three Sisters
Introduction The Three Sisters of Nauset are a trio of historic lighthouses off Cable Road in Eastham, Massachusetts. Falling prey to coastal erosion and decay brought by time and poor maintenance, they fell into sea in 1890 and were replaced by wooden towers on brick foundations in 1892. In 1911, two of the three Sisters […]
- Stage Harbor Lighthouse (a.k.a. Harding’s Beach Lighthouse)
What You Should Know About Stage Harbor Lighthouse Also known as Harding’s Beach Lighthouse, the Stage Harbor Lighthouse is one of the most noticeable landmarks in this area. It is the youngest lighthouse in Cape Cod having been built in 1880. For centuries, it has provided navigational aid to all sailors, and it has become […]