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Address: Wauwinet Rd, Wauwinet, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-5646
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Description: Discover this ruggedly beautiful coastal environment where deer, raptors...
Discover this ruggedly beautiful coastal environment where deer, raptors, and shorebirds play. Explore sand dunes and small coastal forests, salt marsh and tidal ponds, on 16 miles of trails and sand roads.
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Fun time riding on the Beach

We took the tour and saw seals, birds, many thousands of fiddler crabs, and interesting shells and plants. Riding on the beach was scary in the beginning. We walked for a while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the tour and saw seals, birds, many thousands of fiddler crabs, and interesting shells and plants. Riding on the beach was scary in the beginning. We walked for a while along the shore and overall it was a very nice time. Lots to see and learn about nature

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Lindenhurst, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is truly a beautiful and serene pRt of this beautiful island. Seals, many birds to see, the odd deer...just a great place. The Great Point light is the culmination of the tour, offering a plethora of photo ops. Worth the time & small fee.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

An exceptional introduction to the beautiful and fragile Coskata-Coatue. Our Trustees of Reservations guide, Bob, offered much information and context about this and other areas of the island and the sea around it. Well worth the fee and comfortable to boot in an air conditioned 4 x4 vehicle. The savannah of red cedar, fiddler crabs and the Great Gulls are... More 

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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I went on the CC Wildlife Refuge tour going out to the end of the point and the lighthouse. Saw herons, egrets, swans, seals, and other flora and fauna along the way. View from lighthouse amazing! Great tour guide. Well worth going!

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place came highly recommended so we made sure to block off some time for it during our short trip to Nantucket -- what was not made all that clear was how difficult it is to get to without an oversand vehicle, and by difficult, I mean, almost not worth it at all. We were briefly told at the Ranger's... More 

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Mukwonago, WI
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189 reviews 189 reviews
46 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

When entering the Rangers will brief you on tire pressure, give you maps and assist if needed. It was an outstanding day as we had the beach pretty much to ourselves. Saw lots of seals, and shorebirds as well as the lovely lighthouse. Great photo opportunities. Beautiful beach to swim, in some areas better than others for small children. No... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Tough to get to unless you are on a boat or have a beach permit, but worth it for the beautiful sunsets, quiet location and views.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The northernmost tip of this refuge is the Great Point Lighthouse. To get there, we had rented a Hertz Ford Explorer with the proper Nantucket Beach permit so that we could drive along the very long stretch of beautiful beach facing the Atlantic Ocean. You must deflate your tires to 14 lb.--- not too far from the gatehouse (which is... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a truly special place, Miles of shore line with only an occasional fisherman. Lots of birds, seals etc. This is hard to get to--requires 4 wheel drive-- and some areas are blocked because of nesting plovers-- but that's why it's usually all yours!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Very intestesting little tour with rental car. And of course it is always cool to say that you have driven on the beach...

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Additional Information about Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

Address: Address: Wauwinet Rd, Wauwinet, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-5646
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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