• Bug Light Park and Lighthouse - South Portland, Maine

      Bug Lighthouse
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      One of several distinctive lighthouses around Portland, the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was constructed in 1875 to replace an older wooden lighthouse. Constructed of cast iron and designed in a Greek architectural style, it was dubbed Bug Light because of its diminutive height of only 30 feet. It's now decommissioned, and is very easy to examine up close. The park around the lighthouse is a popular spot for walking, picnicking, kite flying and other activities. During warmer months it's home to special events like a kite festival and outdoor movie nights.

      If you go:
      The park is always open and there is no admission charge.


      South Portland Greenbelt Pathway
      South Portland, Maine 04106 USA

      Mailing address:
      South Portland Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront
      21 Nelson Rd.
      South Portland, ME 04106 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront
      +1 (207) 767-7650