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Great Point Light

Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508-228-6799
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Ranked #2 of 45 Attractions in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and...
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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231 helpful votes 231 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Westernville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

but warm and spots of sun. The lighthouse is a great photo op. They do seem to be making the sea bird habitat bigger each year.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bring some food, a book, and just hang out for a while. Not many people, due to remote location and required 4-wheel drive.

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Nantucket
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a challenging trip but like no place else you have been. If you can arrange to get up on the light house the view will be worth any challenges.

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