When we did the Tour de Lighthouse last year the first one I saw was the Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York Maine. Besides seeing the rocky shores (and by rocky I mean BIG rocks) I noticed these huge rose bushes with the biggest rose hips I had ever seen. They are a native eastern rose called the Virginia rose; hardy to the cold and pretty tough.
I would love to have a row of these growing in my yard but I’ve read that besides being hardy they will take over if given a chance.
Cape Neddick Lighthouse
Portland Head Lighthouse