Overview of Nubble Light

Nubble Light

Nubble Light
USA East


Site Review by
 Jason NYC
Date: 10/21/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason NYC Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   325 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.18
Well, my buddy and I drove up here from Boston during a visit from NYC and found some pretty rough conditions (many surfers on the beach lol) so we thumbed the dive and headed to old reliable Back Beach in Cape Ann. Still, I got a great look at Nubble Light and here are some impressions for the first timers that I hope will be helpful. It really is LOVELY so bring a camera for some topside shots. This is a great place to bring non-diving adults while you dive or to visit even if you don't dive it. We got there at low tide and as previous reviews state, the tidal swing is HUGE so slippery rocks are left exposed all the way down to the water line. Still, it wasn't too horrible, just be careful and go slow. At high tide I imagine the entry is pretty easy. Also, pick your path by walking it first and avoid the people fishing at the entry point. While you will be walking down hill during low tide, it's not very steep like at Cathedral Rock in Cape Ann. Nothing as bad as that. There is free parking at Sohier Park with an excellent view of the lighthouse. The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public. Bathroom facilities (nice) but I'm not sure if they are open year round. Tons of restaurants close by. Enjoy! I can't wait to get back for a dive. Locally it is sometimes called Cape Neddick Lighthouse and is in York, Maine. Cool facts: Station established: 1879; Present lighthouse built: 1879; Automated: 1987. Construction materials: Cast iron lined with brick. Height of tower: 41 feet; Height of focal plane: 88 feet.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2007
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    2.00

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