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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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Address: Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1700
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Description: Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet...
Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
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Sankaty Head Lighthouse is well worth the drive or bike ride. Be sure to walk all around the lighthouse and follow trails for some spectacular views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sankaty Head Lighthouse is well worth the drive or bike ride. Be sure to walk all around the lighthouse and follow trails for some spectacular views.

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

Whether traveling from town, lunch in 'Sconset down the road, or from another part of the island, Sankaty treats all visitors to some of the most stunning views on the island.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very handsome lighthouse. It's a beautiful location to visit in the evening when the sun is setting over Nantucket and the orange sun glow highlights the lighthouse. It's always windy here, sometimes there is a lot of sand blowing through the air. Too bad that part of the island is washing away, visit while you can.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of the mosts beautiful lighthouses I have ever seen. Especially on a beautiful sunny day. It's been moved due to the eroding shoreline but that hasn't changed it beauty. This is worth a trip from town. As is the beach.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This location was part of a tour I was on. It is in a beautiful spot and worth the short trip there.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was my wife and I's first stop after arriving on Nantucket for our first ever visit today. We took the WAVE Milestone Rd bus there and arrived in about 15 from the Greenhound Station. The lighthouse was about a half hour walk from the rotary in Sconset (1.5 mi one-way). We actually walked along Baxter Street and stumbled upon... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Really neat lighthouse and a beautiful ride there. So many cool houses and cottages on the way, and the lighthouse is easily accessible and a great view. A must if you're biking or traveling around the island. Grab a sandwich at Claudette's and head to the lighthouse for a memorable lunch.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were out at Siasconset on the eastern tip of Nantucket and walked out to the Sankaty Head Lighthouse. You can see the cliff erosion as you walk (or ride) out. So it is interesting to see the lighthouse itself, the old foundation and the picture exhibit showing the erosion over the last 25 years that caused the lighthouse to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Really stunning setting. Interesting story about the town moving it back. It was very windy when we visited which just added to the wild and remote feeling. The kids loved it, especially fining the letterbox around back but we were a little disappointed to find that it is locked up. There is no climbing up inside the lighthouse. You just... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

They moved this from the edge of a continually eroded cliff face. It is very special. A beautiful structure on the most eastern point of the USA according to the Mercator map. Can get right up close & personal with it.

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Address: Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1700
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket  >  Siasconset

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