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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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Glasgow
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful part of the island, but you can only drive so far, then you would hike it out to the lighthouse.

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Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Rent a jeep, pay the extra money and go out to the Great Light bring a lunch, chairs and lotion. Enjoy

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Timbuktu, Mali
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Rent a Jeep and get on the beach. See the lighthouse, seals and see if you can get stuck in the sand.

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Mount Airy, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We rented a jeep to see the lighthouse.It was a great day...sunshine and salt air. the seals on the point were so fun to watch.The lighthouse was in immaculate condition.We enjoyed it so much that we got up at 5 am and drove back the next morning to watch the sunrise.It ws truly amazing!

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New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you like lighthouses, and who doesn't?, you'll love the adventure out to the tip of Nantucket over the sand dunes to a lighthouse that provides great views. We went with a guided tour and glad we did. Our guide was very knowledgeable and added large value to our trip. www.the trustees.org for info.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We rented a jeep and drove out to the point to watch the sunset and it was beautiful. We drive on the beach in NJ so we undersand what to do. If you don't know the rules, I would suggest you ask before just driving out there.

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Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

No trip to Nantucket is complete without a drive to Great Point Light! Though it is an effort to deflate your tires and figure out how to get your jeep into 4 wheel drive (heehee) it is well worth the effort! My hubby and I spent two hours sitting on the beach, watching the seals go by and sharing a... More

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Very fun day of off-roading in the sand in a rented jeep. Lighthouse is very scenic. I won't do this every time but you have to get out there at least once, it's definitely worth it.

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