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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
508-228-6799
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986.
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Mount Airy, MD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We rented a jeep to see the lighthouse.It was a great day...sunshine and salt air. the seals on the point were so fun to watch.The lighthouse was in immaculate condition.We enjoyed it so much that we got up at 5 am and drove back the next morning to watch the sunrise.It ws truly amazing!

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you like lighthouses, and who doesn't?, you'll love the adventure out to the tip of Nantucket over the sand dunes to a lighthouse that provides great views. We went with a guided tour and glad we did. Our guide was very knowledgeable and added large value to our trip. www.the trustees.org for info.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We rented a jeep and drove out to the point to watch the sunset and it was beautiful. We drive on the beach in NJ so we undersand what to do. If you don't know the rules, I would suggest you ask before just driving out there.

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Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

No trip to Nantucket is complete without a drive to Great Point Light! Though it is an effort to deflate your tires and figure out how to get your jeep into 4 wheel drive (heehee) it is well worth the effort! My hubby and I spent two hours sitting on the beach, watching the seals go by and sharing a... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Very fun day of off-roading in the sand in a rented jeep. Lighthouse is very scenic. I won't do this every time but you have to get out there at least once, it's definitely worth it.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful area, great adventure ! Loved watching the seals frolic in the waves.This remote area is great. Thick sand and only possible with a 4 wheel drive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It's well worth the visit! You can only go in/ climb to the top if booking your excursion with the trustees (just google great point lighthouse trustee). It was $60 per person, but totally worth it! Al, the guy who gave the tour, picks you up in a central location, drives you to Great Point, all the while telling you... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you're not afraid to off road it, this is well worth it folks. We went three times last week and it was fantastic. You'll see wildlife and plenty of it. We saw a shark's fin (safely from shore). The views are amazing and the beaches pristine. Takes a good way to get out to the lighthouse and it's bumpy... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I've been out there several times via guided tour from the Wauwinet. It's a fun drive over some beautiful beach narrated by a knowledgeable local guide. The lighthouse itself is beautiful and the views from the top are outstanding!

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Beautiful oversand drive out to this remote lighthouse in the middle of a nature preserve. Definitely worth a visit. Look for seals. We saw one swimming close to the shore. Apparently they're a common sight there.

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