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Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508-228-6799
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Description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in...
Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986.
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Impossible to reach in June with nesting Plovers. However, The beauty of the lighthouse and a beach full of seals is breathtaking. If you tour with the pro's then you learn so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Woodstock, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Impossible to reach in June with nesting Plovers. However, The beauty of the lighthouse and a beach full of seals is breathtaking. If you tour with the pro's then you learn so much and visit areas that you didn't know existed. You can even climb to the top of the lighthouse(at least they used to take you there.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip via Jeep or 4-wheel for fishing, a picnic, or just the views/sunset. Beware of the seals as they can be very aggressive if you are fishing.

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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 NEW

My second visit there. The first time was in April. This time was in June so we got to take the Tour. The Piping Plovers were nesting so part of the beach was closed to vehicles and we had to walk partway to the Lighthouse, which I enjoyed, walking on the beach watching seals along the way in the surf.... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We rented a Jeep from Affordable Rentals for 1 day of our 3-day stay, and took it out to the lighthouse here! So much fun! We saw so many seals, birds, and shells on the beaches!

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lighthouse was cool! Great view once you're up there. Seals were amazing to see also. We arranged the tour through the Wauwinet where we were staying. We paid $40 each person. It's about 2.5hours but it was interest.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Must see if you love nature and the beach. You'll get a treat seeing the seals too. The beach is nice and you can take a dip in the cold water on the sound side but the surf can be rough so be careful. Great place to watch sunsets. Not easy to get to if you're inexperienced with beach driving.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A great foray into Nantucket nature. This tour is fantastic. I forget our tour guides name, but we had him 2 years in a row. Seals, gulls, sanderlings & plovers. Fantastic!!! Definitely...go for it!

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Manchester, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had the opportunity to drive our rental jeep to the light house and along the way we encountered numerous seals along the beach. One of my family's favorite experiences on our vacation.

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Cumberland, ME
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Rented a jeep at Young's that had the oversand sticker. Drove out to Wauwinet, let half the air out of the tires and paid the entry fee of $35. Drove along the beach, past nesting seagulls, and saw quite a few seals swimming. It was an unusually beautiful, warm, clear, sunny day. The lighthouse is beautiful! Walked onto the beach... More 

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Baltimore, Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Although Great Point Light is only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles, it is in my opinion well worth the trip out. You will find yourself at the tip of Nantucket, with grey seals as your companions

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Address: Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508-228-6799
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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