One of the things I was looking forward to the most on my New England/Canada cruise (besides the amazing seafood, of course) was all the lighthouses I knew I’d see along the East Coast.
This part of North America is breathtakingly pretty, and the lighthouses add that extra special touch to any seascape.
Here are a handful of my favorite lighthouse photos I took from Maine to Nova Scotia.
Portland Head Light
This was the first lighthouse I saw up close in New England, just outside of Portland, Maine. The Head Light is the most-photographed lighthouse in the state, and I can totally understand why. It’s beautiful in any weather.
This lighthouse is also known as “The Bug” because it’s so cute and tiny.
Spring Point Ledge
Also known as the “Spark Plug,” this lighthouse dates back to 1898.
Okay, so this is kind of cheating… This “lighthouse” in the New Brunswick fishing village of St. Martins isn’t on the water at all. It actually serves as the area’s tourist information center.
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
Arguably the most stunning (and most-photographed) lighthouse on the East Coast, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia was perhaps my favorite.
Georges Island Lighthouse
And last but not least is the lighthouse on Georges Island in Halifax.
I think it’s safe to say that this trip has definitely turned me into a lighthouse lover!
Which of these lighthouses is YOUR favorite based on these photos?