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Great Point Light

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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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My goal was to visit all 3 lighthouses on the island. This one you have to drive out ..so worth it! Part of the adventure is getting there! :) Look out for seals on your way!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
nhtravelgirl03
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My goal was to visit all 3 lighthouses on the island. This one you have to drive out ..so worth it! Part of the adventure is getting there! :) Look out for seals on your way!

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Lindenhurst, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Definitely a MUST to anyone who is visiting the island. The entire experience is spot on. We saw many types of sanderlings, plovers, etc. we saw many gray seals on & close to the beaches. The lighthouse itself is a photo op ready made as well as a great vantage point from the top. Guide was great. Don't miss it.

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Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I have been enjoying trips to Great Point for over 50 years and never tire of the scenery out there. This remote, hard to get to spot has breathtaking scenery and vast stretches of empty beaches. The jeep ride is fun and worth the trouble. As kids we use to camp out at the point ( long since outlawed )... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We rented a jeep from Affordable Rentals and headed out to Great Point after picking up some lunch from Bartletts Farm. You will need a little over a quarter tank of gas to get out there. There is a ranger station where you can deflate your tires (and then fill them upon return). It is a great trip if you... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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611 reviews 611 reviews
319 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is worth the effort to get to. Kind of a pain in the neck to rent a jeep, let the air out of the tires to drive across the soft sand and drive up along the beach to the lighthouse but it is absolutely worth the effort. It's a beautiful place to relax. It's probably something that most tourist... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Amazing spot to spend a few hours chillin on the beach. Particularly nice and quiet in the offseason. Dare I rate this too well as it may attract to much attention. Just love it here in the falll

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Mystic, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Rent a Jeep and see this lighthouse; you drive on the beach and see rare birds and seals... So gorgeous!

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a great place to relax, read a book on the beach and just take in the surrounding. Peaceful town. Lots of history in this old island. Didn't see too much but what I did was great.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You can get to this light by either walking (a long way!), approved trip which I believe leaves 2-3 times a day or, if you are brave like me, you can take a 4x4 across the beach and dunes - it is about 4-5 miles. At the entrance - wauwinet Rd - there is a small car park you pull... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited Great point for the second time this year and where lucky enough to arrive and have the rangers at the top of the light house invite us up! Wow what a treat......the view from up there is breathtaking.

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