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Brant Point Lighthouse

Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 2500
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Ranked #11 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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Cape Cod
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We stopped at this lighthouse while on a bike tour of the town. It a beautiful spot that is easy to get to while touring Nantucket.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's the first thing you see as you come in with the Nantucket Ferry, almost a symbol of Nantucket! It's a great place to just sit back and relax with a book, great to come here for a walk after summer and have a sorbet or ice cream cones.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very pretty views from Brant Point. The lighthouse is small, but pretty. This is a nice beach to sit at, but it's important to note that there are lots of shells so sunbathing might be challenging.

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New London, Connecticut
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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The reason I put average is that it is a cute little light house, but the views and the beach are what make the walk out there worth it. If staying at the Brandt Point Inn it a must do as it is very close

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Middlefield, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We walked down to the lighthouse to take some pictures and watch the boats. There were a lot of shells compared to some of the other beaches, but there were so many picture opps, we couldn't complain.

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Austin Texas
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23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You see this lighthouse as you sail into Nantucket harbor. good place to surf fish . Small beach and you can swim, however there are better places for children to be in the water.

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Austin, Texas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Greets you as you enter the docks from the sea and beautiful to see in person. Walk there and enjoy!

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Howard Beach, New York
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This lighthouse is small and quaint. Rocky beach makes for good photos. Fun fact: was moved from its original location to avoid falling into the ocean.

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United States
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45 helpful votes 45 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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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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