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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Glad we did it!

We used Affordable rentals but guessing they all prep you well for the trip over sand, and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Westerville, Ohio
via mobile
Definitely a favorite spot in Nantucket

Personally, this is my favorite lighthouse of all 3 on island. Driving through the beach to there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kalina M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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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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“wheel drive” (13 reviews)
“great drive” (3 reviews)
“pack a lunch” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We used Affordable rentals but guessing they all prep you well for the trip over sand, and the attendants where you deflate your tires (and pay your fee) give you all you need to know. We've gotten stuck in sand before at other places and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Personally, this is my favorite lighthouse of all 3 on island. Driving through the beach to there is really enjoyable, there are some pretty awesome views. A great place to spend your day with friends. It's never really overcrowded and you could really enjoy the...More

Thank Kalina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most Nantucket visitors never experience a trip to the Great Point Lighthouse. Four wheel drive vehicle is required as well as a pay pass at the gate. Delete your tires to 15 psi, and with 4 wheel drive engaged off you go. Stay pretty much...More

Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took Jeeps and went as far as you could go. It's peaceful...so beautiful and seals are at the end of the beach. They are also in the water which was amazing to see.

Thank cgit5
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 19 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....More

1  Thank shepardb2015
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
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...More

Thank Ed D
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.

2  Thank vincentd972
Reviewed 19 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
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Tsering G
14 August 2016|
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Response from Srini V | Reviewed this property |
We paid at the check point. I am guessing 25/- Thanks
27 April 2016|
Response from 574donc |
No to take your own car you take a traditional ferry which is almost three hours each way instead of a hour in the high speed ferry. Thus take a high speed ferry. You can rent at affordable rental a short walk from ferry... More