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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1700
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Siasconset
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

because it is elevated you'll get a perfect view of the island and beyond, the golf club in one side the beach on the other, perfect for a postcard.

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Fort Edward, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The view from Sankaty Lighthouse is truly amazing... a panorama of golf course (now), cranberry bogs and ocean. We had the scene to ourselves and had a sense of the vastness and loneliness this place held for the keepers of the lighthouse many years ago.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good place to end your Sconset bluff walk, interesting to read how they had to move it due to erosion and how erosion is still affecting the area quite dramatically. The lighthouse also makes for a good backdrop for pictures although you can't normally go up it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed getting here, but it not well-marked. We drove mopeds--a little adventuresome but not bad in after prime-time tourist season due to decreased traffic. We enjoyed the view around here--it's also next to the Nantucket country club which is pretty--especially in the Fall. You can go from here to Siasconset beach which is prototypical Cape Cod,... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Almost didn't find this lighthouse as not signposted but found it anyway! It is situated at the end of a dead-end road with room for about 4-5 cars. There is no charge for parking and you cannot go into/up the lighthouse but worth a quick photo opportunity.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

High on a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic, you'll find a piece of Americana to check off your bucket list. Some opt to take a tour bus to make the visit, we opted to ride the winding 10mi Polpis Rd trail from downtown Nantucket. The Polpis trail is a nice alternative to traveling the 8mi main st route that runs alongside... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This lighthouse is situated on a cliff overlooking the ocean on one side and a golf course in a gulley on the other. I appreciated the displays explaining the glacial topography and why the lighthouse hadn't be moved in 2007.

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

Ten minutes, if that, and you are on your way. Nice view, read a sign about the lighthouse and that is it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Walk on the path on the bluff above the sea, on the edge of well-kept yards, about 30 minutes to the lighthouse.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The lighthouse wasn't open to the public, so we just walked around it. The lighthouse is well kept, but there really wasn't much to do except take photos.

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