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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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very nice lighthouse!

As part of a local tour we were able to stop at the Sankaty Lighthouse! its very picturesque, BUT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Beautiful place to visit on a foggy day

Stopped by the Sankaty on a whim - it was a foggy fall day and the light was aglow. It was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a local tour we were able to stop at the Sankaty Lighthouse! its very picturesque, BUT it is a 9 mile trip from the harbor to this lighthouse (An easy lighthouse to visit) there is no beach nearby so be warned-

Thank boston_ma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by the Sankaty on a whim - it was a foggy fall day and the light was aglow. It was very beautiful. Wish we could have climbed to the top.

Thank 673sheric
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling to this point on the island by bicycle was a treat. We rode past gorgeous homes right along the coast. The Beach is suffering severe erosion and all efforts are being made to maintain it as is. The history of this coastline and the...More

Thank TMcCarty
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I teally enjoyed seeing this lighthouse. I enjoy visiting them. You cannot go in this one, however. Has some information posted onsite that is worth the read. Nice end to the Bluff Walk.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This has been my favorite stop on Nantucket! It is breathtaking! The lighthouse is beautiful and the setting around it is amazing! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank BamaBelleMoore
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a tough place to get to, but with a jeep and patience, well worth the visit. We picnicked on the beach with lots of seals and were rewarded with a whale passing by us just offshore.

Thank Samiam433
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Took a drive out to Sankaty to visit the Light which was moved in 2007 to it's new location back from the cliff.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went out to the lighthouse and spent a bit of time just strolling around the grounds. Interesting historical information and a stellar view.

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's situated on the cliffs right past a gorgeous neighborhood and has a beautiful view. The lighthouse was not open when we were there, but the lighthouse itself is beautiful and there are information stands where you can learn the history. It's a must see.

Thank SanDiegoMomma
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Pretty striking lighthouse especially for lighthouse fans. We took a cab to that side of the island. About 10 min away from town center.

Thank Crhode
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