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East Coast Summer Series: Cape Elizabeth

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This post is the second of four East Coast Summer Series posts about my August trip to Maine. Next up, are York + Kennebunkport (September 7th) and Old Orchard Beach (September 14th).  Check out my first post, Portland + Seaside Stops here

As I mentioned in my first Maine post, our time spent in Cape Elizabeth, home to Portland Head Lighthouse, was so epic – it simply needed its very own post. In fact, the scenery was so rad, we went back the same night to take at least a hundred more photos at sunset. As one does.

First opened in 1791, Portland Head Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and it’s the oldest lighthouse in Maine. Located in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth (just minutes from Portland) you can also explore the rocky coast line, the ruins of the beautiful Goddard mansion, and Fort Williams.

It’s also a fantastic location for photoshoots with your favorite humans. Always.

Here are just a few (but really, a lot) of photos from the perfect visits to Cape Elizabeth.

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Two Lights - Cape Elizabeth - East Coast Mermaid

^ quick stop in Two Lights State Park 

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Cape Elizabeth – stay picture perfect ✌🏻

Crystal

Have you visited Cape Elizabeth? What is your favorite photo op? 

14 Comments

  • Anna
    August 31, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Those sunset pictures are GORGEOUS!!!! I’m obsessed.

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  • tarageldart
    August 31, 2016 at 11:08 am

    This makes me want to get a passport!!!!

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    • crystalrichard
      August 31, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Right? You totally should. Plenty of great photo ops!

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  • […] This post is the third of four East Coast Summer Series posts about my August trip to Maine. The last post will be Old Orchard Beach coming September 14th.  Check out my first post, Portland + Seaside Stops here and my second post on Cape Elizabeth and beautiful Portland Head Lighthouse here. […]

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  • StephJ
    October 1, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Stunning photos! And I also really love the layout of this blog. Tweeting this post for sure!

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    • crystalrichard
      October 1, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thank you so much Steph! :) I appreciate it.

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      • StephJ
        October 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        No problem!

  • SerendipiDIY
    October 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Love the lighthouse pics!!! And also the fujifilm pic. I love to use that camera but somehow most of the pictures come out white or very poor quality and I get sooo upset😅 Yours looks just perfect! 😃

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    • crystalrichard
      October 1, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thank you :) The fujifilm was actually my friends and I definitely want to get one of those cameras this year!!! :)

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  • Always, Ashlea
    October 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photographs!!

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  • The Showers of Blessing
    October 1, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, gorgeous photos! We went to Boston, from there, we drove to Maine but I don’t think we went to Cape Elizabeth. It was in a winter, and we didn’t get good pictures. Thank you for sharing your photos. Nice meeting you at the party. Will be back to visit.

    https://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/mt-st-helens/

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    • crystalrichard
      October 2, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Thank you so much! If you’re ever in Portland, Maine, definitely make the 10 minute drive out to Cape Elizabeth. It’s magical!

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      • The Showers of Blessing
        October 2, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        We’ll do. My earlier travel year, we just took off without prior study of the location. But I started doing it the last few years!

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