Travel Photography – Wood Island Lighthouse in Biddeford Maine

Biddeford Pool Wood Island Lighthouse a popular Maine Lighthouse in South Portland

The Wood Island Lighthouse stands close to Biddeford Pool just south of Portland Maine & is one of the popular Maine lighthouses. The Wood Island Lighthouse stands on an island ledge & can be seen from the Biddeford poolhead.

The Wood Island Lighthouse is now under restoration by the American Lighthouse Foundation that is protecting all lighthouses in New England, under license from the US Coast Guard. The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse runs summer tours aboard their boat Light Runner to view this lighthouse.

The beat place to photograph the Wood Island Lighthouse is from the Biddeford Pool head. The lighthouse shares natural surroundings with the Audubon Society & is an important nesting ground for a variety of sea birds.

The Biddeford Poolhead is a true vacation land with most homes available for rentals. Since there is no direct route to the Wood Island Lighthouse, it could be a little difficult finding the best place to photograph this popular Maine lighthouse.

GPS Directions: 66 Lester B Orcutt Boulevard, Biddeford, ME 04005

Park your vehicle at the end of the L.B. Orcutt Blvd (right where it turns right onto Ocean Avenue). You will see the fenced gates to the Audubon Nature Trail at the junction of the L.B. Orcutt Blvd & Ocean Avenue. Follow the trail to the shore for the best photography spot to photograph the Wood Island Lighthouse.

The other option is to take the Light Runner for a tour to the Wood Island & photograph the Wood Island Lighthouse from up close. The tour is run by the Friends of the Wood Island Lighthouse.

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