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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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Walked from ferry to light house. The neighborhood is beautiful. Never seen so many sea shells on a beach. Worth the ferry ride. Take the fast ride, it's worth the extra $.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Walked from ferry to light house. The neighborhood is beautiful. Never seen so many sea shells on a beach. Worth the ferry ride. Take the fast ride, it's worth the extra $.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you have an opportunity to visit Nantucket, make your way out the Great Point Light. Head there towards the evening and pack evening snack and just sit back. The sunset is so beautiful. You are surrounded by the ocean and harbor and lots of birds wanting a taste of your goodies.

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Climbed the lighthouse!A great trip with the Preservation Society..A two hour well informed 4 wheel drive escorted trip..A great take!

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warwick
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you can get a 4x4 do so! Great place to go drive out there and watch sunset and sometimes can see the seals all lined up on the beach! Breath taking! Pack a cooler and have a picnic out there

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited this site though the Trustees of Preservation tour. The cost was $60 to have a guide take you up to the lighthouse in the company's van, and the trip was one of the best values I have experienced. Our guide, Bob, was friendly and knowledgable of the unique environment and wildlife, and the views were stunning. Highly recommend... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fabulous day, rented a jeep and spent the day exploring the beach and lighthouse. Small fee for beach permit

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arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We rented a jeep and decided to go for it. Stopped at the guard shack and bought a beach access sticker and lowered the tire pressure. I was kinda scared driving but felt confident we had done everything to prepare for the over sand ride. It is a ways out but definately worth it. The sand "road" is pretty narrow... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful beach drive leads to this lighthouse which sits on the most remote spot on Nantucket. Its worth the effort of dropping your tires to 15 pounds and swishing your way out. Bring everything you'll need for the trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a great experience. Driving out to Great Point Lighthouse has been something I've wanted to do ever since I started coming to Nantucket as a child. It's a bit harrowing and my nervous self was frequently worried about getting stuck in some of the softer sand, but we made it and it's just gorgeous out there. Round trip takes... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

OK, its not the easiest place to visit, but this makes your effort all the more worthwhile once you get there! You've got to have a four wheel drive, you've got to lower the pressure in your tires before proceeding so you don't get stuck in the sand. You've got to have a $125 beach permit on your car in... More 

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