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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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4 wheeling

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took a tour with a conservation group out to the wildlife refuge and lighthouse. It was wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It might sound intimidating at first but don't miss the opportunity. We rented a jeep headed out to Great Point which is a beautiful drive on the paved roads. At the entrance to the beach drive you pay an additional $35 (sand permit doesn't cover this beach location), deflate your tires to 12 psi and start your drive. The view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We make an annual trek via dinghy to Great Point and Second Point. The beaches at Second point lead you into a caste open area of wet lands and meadows and trees Be careful at times as the area may be off limits due to bird's migrating thru. They need their space too! When we have been able to go... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Do NOT miss the chance to drive up to Great Point. Seals, sand, and a crashing surf. Beautiful and isolated except for the others who have chosen to make the trek. Takes awhile to get there but so worth it in the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Rented a 4x4 and drove to Great Point. Drive was an adventure in itself and the setting was beautiful. Saw so many seals right next to us on the surf. You feel like you're driving to the ends of the earth. Half expected to see the sunken statue of liberty around the corner.

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Woodstock, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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