One of the most popular things to do while visiting the coast of Maine is lighthouse hop. The Boothbay Region is home to five island lights.
located off the Ocean Point shoreline at Grimes Cove, was built in 1883. Prior to its existence, the perilous rocks of Ram Island were marked by lanterns tended by local mariners.
They were crude and many times could not be seen beyond 100 feet. Now the light is visible for 13 miles.
Ram Light can be seen from a distance at Grimes Cove or closer by boat.
located in Boothbay Harbor, was built in 1821 and is one of the most visible lighthouses in the region. In recent years, the Maine Department of Marine Resources has restored and transformed the historic buildings on the 5 acre island into an exceptional educational facility. Today, guests can explore the island and lighthouse as part of a guided tour. FMI and boat schedules visit www.maine.gov/dmr/education.htm
Hendrick’s Head Light
, located on Southport Island, was built in 1829. Popular lore has it that following a nearby shipwreck, the lighthouse keeper found a large bundle. Inside were two feather beds cushioning a box and inside the box was a baby girl. The lighthouse keepers later adopted the baby, the only survivor of the shipwreck. Hendrick’s Light is now privately owned, but can be viewed from Hendrick’s Head Beach.
, located on Monhegan Island, was built in 1824 at the site of Maine’s first fishing settlement, settled in 1614. Guest visiting the Boothbay Harbor Region can get to Monhegan Island by private charter or ferry.
Cuckolds Light, located about one-third mile off the Southport Island shoreline, was built in 1892. The lighthouse has undergone major re-construction and is accessible to the public via scheduled tours aboard the Cuckolds private launch. For the first time in history, visitors will be welcomed ashore by reservation for overnight stays in elegant Keepers' Quarters Lodging, historic tours, adventure camping on the Western Cuckolds (in partnership with the Boothbay region YMCA), educational opportunities (in partnership with the US Coast Guard, Maine Maritime Museum, and Bigelow Laboratories) and private events. Visit
Experience an Offshore Lighthouse Overnight
Have you always longed to travel to an island off the rocky coast of Maine, surrounded only by the beguiling sounds of crashing waves, the laughing call of seagulls, and a deep sense of peace? Let us transport you there on our vintage Navy whaleboat and make your dream come true. The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse captures the romance and history of Maine’s seafaring past in the state’s most unique and coveted overnight experience.
Originally built in 1892 to guide mariners safely into Boothbay Harbor, the Cuckolds Light Station and Fog Signal has been lovingly restored by a group of dedicated citizens to its turn of the century glory.
The Keepers’ Quarters, once home to the hardy folk who tended the lighthouse, now includes two beautifully appointed private suites that seamlessly blend historic charm and modern comfort.
The East Suite sleeps up to two guests, with a king-sized bed. The breathtaking water colors of the rising sun that greet you each morning may prompt you to head out for a day of adventure and exploring--or you may prefer to nestle under your luxurious Maine-made Cuddledown comforter and breathe in the crisp sea air and stunning view.
The West Suite sleeps two in a custom, king-sized bed, and can accommodate 1-2 additional guests on the sitting room’s queen-sized sleeper sofa. Relax in your private oasis as you’re treated to spectacular sunsets.
Each suite has a private entry, sitting room, king sleeping chamber, and luxurious private bath. Guests will enjoy a home-cooked breakfast each morning, prepared by our charming innkeepers, Dan and Barb.
On-island lobster bakes, intimate dinners and celebration feasts can be arranged to make your stay at The Cuckolds unforgettable—or, if you prefer, we can arrange transport to the many fine dining establishments on the mainland.
Whether you’re celebrating one of life’s great milestones with family and friends or looking for a romantic escape with the one you love, the Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse promises an experience you’ll never forget.