Nubble Light on Cape Neddick in York, Maine is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. Conveniently located in southern Maine the light viewing area is easily accessed just a few hours drive north of Boston. The town of York and southern Maine in general has numerous facilities for the traveler with hotels, restaurants and beach access just a few minutes from the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is on an island separated by 50 meters of ocean from the mainland. It is not accessible to the public the only means of access being a chair slide across a zip line. But it is the view from across this short channel that draws the crowds. It is so picturesque you may even catch a wedding taking place with the lighthouse as the backdrop. The lighthouse viewing area is surrounded by Sohier Park which has a small welcome center and gift shop.
There is a wide range of accommodations in the vicinity. My family stayed many times at the campground immediately across fro York Beach and there are many hotels in the area. York’s Wild Kingdom is a nice zoo right in town. The area is due for a much needed expansion but as of 2017 this has not yet been initiated. No trip to southern Maine is complete without a trip to the “Nubble”