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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
508-228-6799
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Ranked #3 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We rented a jeep and drove out to the Great Point Lighthouse. Pack a lunch and spend the day. Great for seal watching.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Breathtaking beach & lighthouse on the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge! I recommend the tour they offer so you can actually tour the lighthouse. Views are spectacular. Tour guide life longer native Nantucket & gave a great narrative. Small group 8 people, which is great, reservation a must! I would highly recommend tour but also renting a jeep (off road permit included)... More

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Glasgow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We decided not to rent a jeep as we like walking and walked along the beach from Wauwinet to the lighthouse. It is a long way but we had a fantastic day with seals following us as we walked and amazing birds much of which you miss in a jeep. The nesting seabirds are wonderful spoiled by parents allowing kids... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You need a jeep to get there and the view is amazing. It's a long way but the jeep ride we saw seal basking on the beach, shore birds and rolling ocean. It goes through a wildlife preserve where we saw nesting gulls everywhere. Photo pop place for sure.

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