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Nubble Light

Location: York Beach, ME
Exposure: northeast, southeast
Depth: 15-40'
Entry: rocky


Nubble Light is located on a small island separated from shore by a short channel which is dry at low tide and wet at high tide. The rocky bottom is covered in many places with rich seaweed beds providing great habitat for a variety of fish. The water be accessed by an easy rocky entry.

The cove on the north side of this channel is a more popular dive spot, but the south cove is also a nice dive when the surf is rough in north cove.

Note: There is no diving allowed at this location on Sundays.

Directions from Boston

  • Take 93 north or route one to 95 north. Follow 95 through NH and into Maine. Take exit 4 just before the Maine Turnpike (last exit before maine tolls).
  • At the end of the route 95 access road, take a left onto route one.
  • About 3 miles down the road, take a right onto 1A. This is not well marked and comes up quickly.
  • Follow this into the center of town and take a right onto the main street with shops and amusement rides. Follow this around (past the dive shop on your right) to a stop sign. Take a left and then your next right. This road should bring you to the lighthouse. If you end up driving along the beach, you have gone too far. Turn around and you will see the light house on a point off to your right.

several accesses since July 28, 2000 with several per day.