Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York, Maine

When you think of Maine, your mind should immediately jump to their iconic lighthouses! On our weekend drive along the southern coast of Maine, we dropped by the quaint coastal town of York, where you can experience New England at its finest. Our first stop? Cape Neddick Lighthouse, of course.

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse /

Cape Neddick Lighthouse (also known as Nubble Light) may look familiar to you. That’s because it is considered one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

As New Englanders, we have seen plenty of lighthouses before, but none quite as picturesque as this!

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse

Even on a sunny day, we would suggest bringing layers to see the lighthouse because it’s extremely windy along the Atlantic Ocean. We ended up going back into our luggage to find a second layer.

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Brought out my Patagonia fleece pullover which did the trick. This jacket is a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. Not to mention, I match the lighthouse now. Whoops. Christmas card in the making, anyone?

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I am smiling as best as I can here, but to be honest, it was so windy and I wasn’t very happy about that. My hair was all over the place and it took a solid hour to get the tangles out by the end of the night. That’s New England weather for ya.

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On a busy summer day, you may find yourself circling around their parking lot a few times until a spot opens up. Luckily, it seems like most people show up to take their photographs then clear out after 10-15 minutes. Once it’s your turn to view this iconic beacon, you won’t regret the short wait! Personally, we stuck around for longer to watch the waves crash down on the rocks below. Truly mesmerizing!

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse / Simply Lovebirds / Kim Vo

Unfortunately, you cannot tour the inside of the lighthouse nor can you see it from close up, since the island is not accessible for the public. However, the park is well maintained with benches, a gift shop and public restroom. We enjoyed walking out onto the rocks to watch the waves crash beneath and take photographs. Just be careful not to stop on wet rocks, as those are really slippery!

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Since I had missed out on my senior portraits back in the day…

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We have a style post dedicated to Dan’s outfit coming up, so get excited for that!

Kim and Dan at Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse /
You may be thinking, but where do we eat? In walking distance is a small shack called, Fox’s Lobster House. You can buy one of Maine’s famous lobster rolls and eat at the picnic tables with a view of the lighthouse.


More New England Lighthouses

A Day on Block Island: Mohegan Bluffs and Southeast Lighthouse
A Guide to Visiting the North Lighthouse on Block Island

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  1. October 5, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    It looks like such a gorgeous place! You guys always find the nicest places to visit. And I love the white and red combo of your outfit! x

    x Kara |

  2. October 5, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Firstly I love your red jeans and how they team with the red notes of the light-house 🙂 Wonderful styling and gorgeous photographs of the both of you! You both look so happy.

    Laura xo

  3. October 5, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I love your post because I feel like I’m discovering and traveling many cute places! It looks like you enjoyed a lot! Thank you for sharing and can’t wait to see more 🙂

  4. October 5, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Hahaha! I never got my senior portraits taken either. Love these photos Kim! The jacket is my favorite 😀

    cabin twenty-four

  5. October 5, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I felt in love with Maine thanks to you! It looks so beautiful like a movie or book set.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  6. October 5, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    You guys seriously find the coolest lighthouses! Ben and I need to get to one. We’re in San Fran right now and he was loving Alcatraz from a distance, so I know he’d totally dig the lighthouse vibes! And your pants honestly match that building PERFECTLY haha. On an unrelated note – you have the most amazing hair! So jealous!

    Have such a great weekend lady!
    Susie |

  7. October 5, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    These lighthouse photos are so iconic New England! I was actually born in Maine so of course, I love this!

  8. October 5, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    Gorgeous photos per usual Kim. I adore your blog as it shows me a part of the US that I have very little knowledge about. Find it so informative!

    nat // dignifiable

  9. October 6, 2017 / 1:10 am

    What a cute little lighthouse. It makes the perfect backdrop for photos too.

  10. October 6, 2017 / 4:53 am

    The lighthouse is so amazing! 🙂 You always share about such awesome places! And you look really pretty! Love your hair! 🙂

  11. October 7, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    You two are the loveliest. Haha. I love the bit about you matching the lighthouse color. So cute. It must be so nice to feel the wind in your hair and cheeks. And Dan’s posing deserves a thumbs-up, he looks ready for more OOTD shots alongside you, Kim 🙂 x

  12. October 8, 2017 / 4:02 am

    I want to take photos of that lighthouse! it is beautiful! – KANDICE

  13. October 8, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    This was gorgeous, Kim! I absolutely love lighthouses – although we don’t have many of them here in Northern England! I think the majority of ours are in the South West, so I’ve only ever seen them when I’ve been out on film shoots for work! I absolutely love your outfit, by the way! It sounds like you had the best time, I hope you and Dan have had a lovely weekend!


  14. October 8, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    It looks so quaint, it reminds me of a scenery painting. I love the country side laid back vibe it has! Exploring the place seems like a great way to unwind.

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

  15. October 8, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    You have an amazing smile 🙂 I love so much lighthouses and this one is so nice, I didn’t know about it! (looks really so windy and cold!)

  16. October 8, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I love how your outfit somewhat matches the color of the lighthouse XD. You had some amazing pictures taken out there! Love how peaceful everything looks and more importantly, you’re not really crowded with other guests who might photobomb you XD. I haven’t eaten lobster rolls in forever but they sound SUPER DELISH!!!!

  17. October 9, 2017 / 11:03 am

    This looks like such a pretty spot to visit! It looks like a lovely lighthouse x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  18. October 9, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Ohhhh this lighthouse spots is just dreamy, Kim! I love everything about it and you two look so cute in these pics. Also, it’s dinner time over here and thinking about lobster rolls made me hungry, hahaha. Big hugs

    Saida | She talks Glam

  19. October 10, 2017 / 4:15 am

    My first thought when I think of Maine is lobster, lol. But the lighthouses are second on my mind and wow, are they beautiful. Your photography is sooo amazing!!

    P.S. I also didn’t do my senior photos! 😛

  20. October 10, 2017 / 10:06 am

    It’s amazing there! You guys always find the best places 🙂

  21. October 10, 2017 / 11:41 am

    What a gorgeous place! And a lobster roll sounds amazing right about now 🙂

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  22. October 10, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Looks like a lovely place. I have a soft spot for lighthouses because they just remind me of the book The Famous Five that I read when I was a kid

  23. October 10, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Maine has the prettiest lighthouses! I seriously miss it up there – the views are unreal. Lovely photos as always!

    Looks by Lau

  24. October 10, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I have heard of this place and wanted to go there when I was living in New York, I am so sad I never had the time. I hope your time was amazing!

    My Vogue Style |

  25. October 11, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Maine is so beautiful! I visited that same area as a child and have always wanted to go back. Your pictures are beautiful!

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  26. October 12, 2017 / 9:46 am

    What a gorgeous coastal town – the lighthouse looks beautiful! Looks like a wonderful place to explore. Have a great weekend!

    Miriam x

  27. October 13, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Such a beautiful lighthouse! Seems like a relaxing trip. Hope you had a wonderful time dear 🙂


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