How many Lighthouses are on Cape Cod?

There is something so comforting about a lighthouse, the notion of saving the lives of hardworking sailors, fisherman, and travelers on ships. The Cape has many historic lighthouses for visitors to visit. Our favorite is the Highland Light House in North Truro, which sits 100 feet over the sea and has amazing views of the ocean. Several years ago we had a lovely German couple who decided to have their wedding ceremony at our inn and a celebration picnic afterwards in the field next to the light house…how perfect!
National Seashore Truro Cape Cod Lighthouse

So now on to the big questions…..how many lighthouses are on Cape Cod?                  Answer: 16

Race point Light, Provincetown
Wood End Light, Provincetown
Long point Light, Provincetown
Highland Light, North Truro
Nauset Light, Eastham
Three Sisters Lighthouse, Eastham
Chatham Light, Chatham
Monomoy point Light Chatham
Stage Harbor Light, Chatham
West Dennis Light, West Dennis
Hyannis Harbor Light, Hyannis
Sandy Neck Light, West Barnstable
Nobska Light, Woods Hole
Point Gammon Lighthouse, Hyannis
Wings Neck Lighthouse, Bourne
Cleveland Ledge Light, Falmouth

We once had two sisters stay at Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa whose main objective during their stay was to get a picture of every lighthouse on the Cape. Happy to report they found all 16 lighthouses!

At our new Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast, Captain Freeman inn, built in the 1860’s the cupola on the top was very large and could have functioned as a small lighthouse for the packet ships running to and from Boston.    We found an old picture of the inn

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