Nobska Light sits on 2.5 acres of lawn bordered by low bushes and trees stunted by the winds that whip around Nobska Point in rough weather. In addition to the tower and light keepers house, there are three small outbuildings: two to the eastward side used still by the Coast Guard to house equipment for the light and foghorn, and one toward the west end of the driveway that is used for storage.
You are welcome to enjoy the view of the beach, the water, and the offshore islands, and peek into the windows of the lighthouse keepers house that will, sometime before 2020, be a maritime museum open to the public for free.
Now there is limited off street parking on the site. If you park in the pull in in front of the lighthouse, be very careful because the road is narrow and the curve around the point obstructs drivers' view. Parking on the road is not permitted. Climb the rocks below the road at your peril. Everything there is to see you can see from within the lighthouse grounds.
Aerial photo by Molly Johnson, member of the Upper Cape Camera Club
Friends of Nobska Light is a Falmouth-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Make a donation here on the website or by mail.
Friends of Nobska Light • PO Box 183 • Falmouth, MA 02541