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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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On our tour

We saw this during our tour of the island via Gail's tours. What a lovely day to view the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Breathtaking and Scenic

Situated on a bluff high over the Atlantic Ocean, the lighthouse provides views,history and... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Jerry R
Acton, Massachusetts
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
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Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We saw this during our tour of the island via Gail's tours. What a lovely day to view the lighthouse. Enjoyed it immensely.

Thank Temmons
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Situated on a bluff high over the Atlantic Ocean, the lighthouse provides views,history and contemplation. To the north and east is the ocean, to the south and west are the moors and a golf course. There is a board detailing the geology of the place...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We could not get too close to the lighthouse but it looks neat from a distance. It is on the easternmost point on Nantucket. It was built in 1850 and was one of the first to receive a Fresnel lens. It has been move several...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It was great to see a working lighthouse. It's is a wonderful example of what it was before it was moved due to erosion of the soil. Some limited hiking trails along the shore, parking is very limited. A nice piece of history.

Thank Volpone
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse on Nantucket, a must see. Sits on top of the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Make sure to read all of the educational signage. This lighthouse was actually moved! The old foundation is still there near the new site. A classic and beautiful lighthouse. Great place for pictures.

Thank VrVxVyVa
Reviewed 13 September 2016

How lucky are we? Sankaty light is one of our 3 lighthouses. Sankaty sits on a bluff that has been a concern due to erosion. Over the years, houses and the lighthouse have been moved to accommodate Mother Nature. Sankaty is a private golf club...More

Thank piperwings
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful working lighthouse that was moved away from the crumbling bluff. Good signage explaining the site and plenty of parking.

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This side trip offers a beautiful view of Sciasconsett from the bluff overlooking the ocean. In addition there are some lovely homes to be seen on the drive to the lighthouse. There are some plaques with information on the history which is interesting since the...More

Thank CAgirlqt
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a lovely lighthouse on Nantucket but you have to really pay attention as far as which road to take to be able to get really close to it. The bike path that you bike on will not get you to it and if...More

1  Thank yoga4fun16
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