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Brant Point Lighthouse

Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 2500
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.
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English first
United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

it is . a lovelythe signature of nantucket. it is near great beaches and it a lovely walk amy time of year.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Took a walk to Brant Point Lighthouse but my first reaction was, "that's it?" It's more of an inclusion point than a it is a destination. Lots of shells if you're into that......Which I am.

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A nice diversion close to town. Kept locked. Next door to a Coast Guard base. A million shells on the beach.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The water is warm and very calm. The shells are plenty. The lighthouse is about two stories tall and makes a great picture. We spent about 30 minutes here. No restrooms. The ferries and the boats go right by on their way to the dock.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We love to walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse when we are on Nantucket. It's a nice walk from town and there's a pretty beach you can sit on to watch the ferry come in.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Get up early and go out to the point to watch the sun come up and reflect off the lighthouse. It's worth it - you have to park up by the green because you don't want to be driving onto the beach.

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Cape Cod
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Brant Point Light is probably the biggest Landmark on Natucket! It's like there Statue of Liberty! It's the first thing you see and you know town is right around the corner! It's always the spot when we're exiting the harbor where we throw our penny overboard and wish to one day return to this Amazing Island!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had an unusually beautiful day on Feb 1st to meander around the lighthouse and beach. Lots of fun shell searching.

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Terre Haute
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Lucky to have learned about Ara's tours through a couple we met in our travels. They said it was the best tour they ever had and we were not let down. We texted her cell and got a quick response 508-228-1951. She let us walk all the way out to the lighthouse and take lots of pics.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice, easy walk from downtown. It's a good spot to get a view of the town of Nantucket and take some quintessential light house pictures.

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