Portland Head Light


Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Waterscape

State: Maine

City: Cape Elizabeth

GPS Latitude: 43.622967

GPS Longitude: -70.208832


In the south of Portland, Maine (USA), drive along the Shore Road. You can't miss the spot.

Photo Spot Details

This headlight is iconic of Maine and New-England. Since it is close to the sea, different seasons can bring different photographic opportunities. Under a storm you can create dramatic pictures, whereas under the sun it can be idyllic.

Reader Interactions


  1. Donald May
    December 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    If you enter a bit before the gates close you can stay as long as you wish and you can leave by driving up to the gate and an electric eye will open for you to exit. It is a great photo at night especially with a full moon. From this point you can also get a photo of “Ram Island Ledge” lighthouse further out in the harbor.

  2. Nic
    October 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I wanted to photograph the lighthouse at night and the gates were closed. How is everyone else getting night and sunrise shots? Do you hop the fence or is there a place to drive to that you hike back up the coast?

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