The Portland Head Light is another one of the iconic lighthouses along the Maine coast, in fact it is the most photographed lighthouse in America. It is surrounded by Fort Williams Park which is a perfect place to have a picnic and enjoy a sunny day. The best view of the lighthouse is from the right side of the headland where you can get both the light tower and house framed by the ocean.
To catch the view from the left side you will have to climb down to the rocks looking back up towards the lighthouse.
The first lighthouse on the sight was first lit in 1791 with several revisions and renovations taking place over the years. There is a fine little museum on site in the old keeper’s quarters and a small gift shop to the left of the lighthouse as you walk out to the point. I purchased my Lighthouse Handbook of New England here which has proven to be an invaluable resource.