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Great Point Light

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Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
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+1 508-228-6799
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in...

Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a tour of the lighthouse if you join one of the Trustees of Reservations guided natural history tours.

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Rented a jeep and drove 7 miles on the beach to this lighthouse. Seals sunning themselves everywhere.

Amazing that they let you drive on the beach. 5-15 mph, like driving in 2 feet of snow according to my husband! You have to let the air out of the tires to 15 psi and then there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary S
Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
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Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing that they let you drive on the beach. 5-15 mph, like driving in 2 feet of snow according to my husband! You have to let the air out of the tires to 15 psi and then there are 2 air hoses to bring the psi back up to 35 on the right side of the road near the shack.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great drive out to the lighthouse today. What a surprise when we found hundreds of seals at the point. From a distance we thought they were rocks with about 2 dozen seals, but upon a closer look, we realized what we were witnessing. Trust me, it's a must see. Make the effort!

1 Thank shepardb2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Schedule a trip for sunrise! You will treasure the memory. And a perfect location for viewing the Rainbow Parade at the start of the Opera house cup Races!

Thank Sarah T
Southbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great Point Light is one of the hardest places to get to on Nantucket, but well worth the planning and effort. I've made the trip a couple of times during the winter with my own Jeep. I asked the Nantucket police about going out there in the winter, and they said no problem - but don't get stuck. They said... More 

Thank Ed D
Totowa, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An amazing area with hidden nature treasures. From the serenity of listening to the waves all the way to the bird watching. Truly one of the best simple pleasures nature bring us daily.

1 Thank vincentd972
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ready your tires, pack up some good food to eat and have a perfect picnic in a perfect place with a view of the lighthouse, its a beautiful day>

Thank Jun J
New York, NY
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

You need a four wheel driven must pay an entrance fee, but the quiet beauty of the landscape, the many varieties of bird life, the gorgeous beaches and the quiet make this a must. With luck, you all see seals close by!

Thank luxtravelsNYC
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Drive out to this light house. An absolute MUST if visiting Nantucket. The beaches are beautiful and the views are the best on the island.

Thank Matt K
somerset nj
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

You can rent a four wheel drive vehicle and buy a pass ($65) or just buy a pass if you have a four wheel drive, but a better option to get there is to take the 3 hour tour visit the coskata-coatue web site and click on the "Natural History tour" It's less hassle and you get allot of history... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful views but beware, truly off-roading. Two way traffic on narrow sand roads. 4 wheel drive vehicle needed. Hefty permit fee to drive on the beach.

Thank himom3x

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