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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Interesting and Fun.

Great Point Light is a worthwhile place to visit even though it is somewhat remote. It's on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry R
Acton, Massachusetts
Unspoiled and Magnificient

Great Point, Nantucket is a spectacular place. Managed by the Trustees of Reservations , it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Point Light is a worthwhile place to visit even though it is somewhat remote. It's on the northeast corner of Nantucket, accessible only by 4wheel drive or on a guided tour. (Walking is out, as it is 5 miles away from Wauwinet on soft...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Point, Nantucket is a spectacular place. Managed by the Trustees of Reservations , it is maintained in pristine condition. Access is limited in part of the summer to protect birds nesting in the sand. You will need a four wheel drive vehicle with a...More

Thank CreaseSt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach day, very quiet and relaxing. Water was too rough for swimming. Definitely Bring big spray the flies are relentless.

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ignore the prices, rent a jeep for the day and drive out there. Completely worth it and a highlight of our week in Nantucket. Bring a camera and lots of bug spray! The only negative we're the swarms of mosquitoes

Thank luv2trvl84
Reviewed 17 August 2017

After years of vacationing on Nantucket, we finally made it out to Great Point. We rented a jeep for the week from Affordable Rentals, so we had the permit to go out there. It was well worth it! Fun driving out to the lighthouse in...More

1  Thank Relackx
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you have the ability to get to it, Great Point Light is as beautiful a place as I have ever seen on Nantucket. I spent many sunrises there as a young man fishing in the surf for blues and striped bass. So, if you...More

2  Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

1  Thank WJDCMH
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 1 July 2017 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 21 June 2017

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
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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