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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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Address: Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1700
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet...

Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.

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Grand Lighthouse

This is a great take if you like lighthouses, are intrigued by the Nantucket challenges with erosion, love the coast, etc. It's a grand ol' light. The venue is stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great take if you like lighthouses, are intrigued by the Nantucket challenges with erosion, love the coast, etc. It's a grand ol' light. The venue is stunning, breathtaking, but a very basic place... No guided tours, etc. but what a view and what a setting...

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse is majestic and beautiful. It's light can be seen for miles. We have the opportunity to see it with a beautiful rainbow in the background.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous setting for a gorgeous lighthouse. The view from the top of the bluff it sits on overlooks a good portion of the island as well as the coast (where you'll see seals!). Well worth the trip up.

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San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time with my wife and the people in our group. A must go place to visit while in Nantucket

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Best view on island. Pretty windy. Saw seals playing in the water below the drop off which is steep! Highly recommend this lighthouse view great photo spots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A fascinating history of lighthouses and the impact of erosion on the beaches of Nantucket. A beautiful destination for your bike ride from Nantucket city. Loved watching the seals play in the ocean from the view above at the lighthouse

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Fairfield, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This lighthouse was a stop on a tour my wife and I went on. Great views atop a cliff of Atlantic Ocean and Sankaty Golf Course.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse was our first stop when we arrived on Nantucket. We drove through the town of beach cottages. (In summer these are the rose covered cottages.) The lighthouse was not as tall as we expected, but was recently painted. It overlooks the bluffs and the golf course. Very majestic.

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful autumn day and a lovely drive out to Sconset. The lighthouse sits on an eroding bluff there are signs explaining the history of the lighthouse and it's a leisurely stroll. Check out the bluffs we saw feeding seals just off shore. There is also great birding activity. Beautiful salt box cottages to look at

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Canandaigua, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of an overall Nantucket van tour (which I highly recommend) The lighthouse is HUGE and really beautiful. As a bonus, the views of the valley below on one side and the ocean on the other side are amazing. It is also a fun ride to get there going through the historic and awesome homes.

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