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Great Point Light

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Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: +1 508-228-6799
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A very beautiful, peaceful place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed D
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Southbury, Connecticut
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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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>

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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somerset nj
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

While it's not cheap to rent a jeep ( let's face it what is cheap on Nantucket?) it's really worth it to drive out to Great Point. You can't go in the lighthouse but the view out to sea and the dunes around you are special. It's a fun drive over the sand and we packed a little lunch to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

You have to get here by 4-wheel drive, either on your own or with the Trustees of Reservations tour. On your own would be an adventure. You're driving on sand and have to lower the air pressure in the tires. However you get here, the trip is fabulous. You drive through some of the most beautiful beach and coastal scenery... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had so much fun renting a jeep and driving across the sand out to Great Point Light. The scenery was spectacular and being so close to wildlife was incredible. We went in April so we were pretty much the only people out there. If you have small children, just be aware it is truly "wild" in that you will... More 

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