When you come ashore we ask that you please be considerate of our unique environment and to help us maintain the island so that this historic landmark is here for you and others to visit time after time for years to come.
NO ANCHORING IN SEGUIN COVE
- There are 6 moorings available on a first come, first serve basis.
- Use of moorings is AT YOUR OWN RISK!
- There is no dock, to come ashore you will have to bring your own dinghy.
- The beach in the cove is exposed from low to 3/4 tide. Please remember that smooth rocks are unstable and slippery.
- Plan to get your feet wet when landing on the island – prepare accordingly.
For more information on traveling to Sequin Island and coming ashore please see How To Get to Sequin.
Enjoy your day visiting the island. Take a tour of the tower and museum. Shop in our gift shop. Hike one or more of our 5 trails around the island and enjoy the flora and fauna. Bring a picnic lunch and view the beautiful vistas and scenery that surround the island. See local lobstermen working their traps. You may even spot whales or porpoises from atop the island!
Food & Drink: Bring your own food and drink for the length of your stay. It is strongly suggested that you bring your own water with you. There is no potable water on the island. We do have a limited supply of water bottles for sale in the gift shop. All articles brought on island must be carried off. NO trash receptacles are provided.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the island, but due to the nesting migratory seabird colonies please keep them leashed at all times and please pick up after them! Don’t forget they will need water and provisions as well.
Sanitation: There is a composting toilet facility available on the island for public use. Everyone is asked to use this toilet near the bottom of the Tramway. All regulations and guidelines must be followed that are posted in the toilet house to ensure proper and continual operation of this facility.
Clothing: Dressing in layers is recommended to adjust to the changing temperatures with winds that change with the tides. Rain gear is essential for sudden changes of weather and thick, rolling fog. Appropriate footwear is necessary, sturdy shoes are needed to hike to the top of the island and the many trails and keep in mind your feet will get wet landing on Cove Beach.
While on the island, we follow the principles of LEAVE NO TRACE – carry in carry out. You are responsible for removing any items that you bring with you onto the island. There are NO trash receptacles on the island.
Other guidelines we ask that you follow:
- NO open fires allowed anywhere on the island!
- NO walking on the Tramway!
- NO running on the trails! We ask that while you are on the trails that you are considerate of the nesting times of the bird population. If you have questions, please ask the caretakers in residence.
- NO feeding the wildlife!
- NO Admittance to the tower without the escort or permission of a caretaker. All children must be accompanied by an adult. High winds are often present on the Lantern Gallery so caution is advised.
- NO admittance to the caretakers private residence.
- Please report any injuries to the caretakers immediately!
Caretakers: Search out the caretakers who are there from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. They will be more than happy to take you on a guided tour of the tower to see the lens and through our museum and gift shop, they will also try to answer any questions you may have about the island and the light station. Please note that the lens itself is off limits to all, the light is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Loved your visit? Become a Member! By becoming a member one of the privileges is to stay the night in the guest quarters or campground. Fees and reservations are required, if you’re interested and need more information please contact us today!