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Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508-228-6799
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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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You absolutely have to go see this light!! Rent a Jeep from Windmill Car Rental, then lower your tire pressure to 14psi and have an awesome time squishing through the sand to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerri W
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You absolutely have to go see this light!! Rent a Jeep from Windmill Car Rental, then lower your tire pressure to 14psi and have an awesome time squishing through the sand to get to the light! You can walk right up to it but can't climb and then when you walk around it, there are seals on the beach! We... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine what this would be like in the summer... Road out is narrow and mostly soft sand. 4WD vehicle is a must. Very bouncy ride... In November we rode out & back without meeting a single other vehicle! There is some good beach driving along the way, too. I'm not sure how much I would have enjoyed the... More 

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1 Thank herzoke
Hanover, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We traveled the whole Island which is not very large but which has some wonderful lighthouses. I love all that they represent and I was determined on this trip to the Island to see all of them and we did. Each is different in its own way but equally as important to the Island.

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Beautiful Beach! A must stop if visiting Nantucket. Be sure to rent a jeep for beach access. This was our favorite day while on vacation!

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warwick
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We rented jeep from Affordable Rentals. jeep comes w/off road permit req'd to get to Great Point Light. Since it was off season we didnt have to pay $35 fee(?) at the gatekeeper. The day was beautiful so we packed lunch n fishn gear and headed out on the 7 mi along the beach to Light. be sure to deflate... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I took a tour out there and really enjoyed it - they had us in a truck and we stopped at all the sights, saw seals, etc...

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1 Thank Matollygirl
Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Is a 2 hours trip in car from the central valley San Jose Costa Rica up to the volcano, during the trip you can stop, for a coffee or lunch nice view during the trip of all mountains around there, spacial mention for nice strawberry's and cheese.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We drove out in the wind and rain- what a fun experience! Just be wary if you get motion sick easily- the road out is full of bumps and turns! Worth the view!

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Although I have a four-wheel drive vehicle, I was nervous about taking the ride out to Great Point Light without having first scouted it out. If you have access to such a vehicle and are comfortable off-roading, definitely make this trip. Don't forget to pack a tire gauge- you MUST let the air out until your tires are about 12-15... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We really enjoyed this 1/2 day trip! Rent a jeep and drive along the ocean. If you look closely, you will see seals playing in the water. In fact, one of them we named, "Stubby" followed us up the beach and kept looking us straight in the eye. Great Point Light, officially, Nantucket Light is a lighthouse located on the... More 

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