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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Cumberland, ME
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Cumberland, ME
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Watertown, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You need a four wheel drive vehicle to go there. Road turns into dirt road! then you have to drive up the beach to get there. Lots of seals in the water and. On the beach . Great trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have never seen a lighthouse before, so very nice. Interesting to see specific details up close. Nothing to dislike, easy parking, and easy access.

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Suffern, New York, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Take air out of the tires, put it in 4 wheel drive, and then head onto the beach for an adventurous ride to the lighthouse. Dunes, sea, and scenery can't be beat- nature at its best. Lots of seals at the point, never crowded and a great 1/2 day trip

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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15 attraction reviews
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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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