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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
Description: Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
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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 NEW

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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Lanzarote, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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New London, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We drove our scooters out here from old town. Nice drive, nice views from light house looking over the bluffs. Very scenic.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A must see, When we were on Nantucket such a Beautiful day for us, on tour to see such a beautiful lighthouse on the island of Nantucket

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This was part of an island tour. The lighthouse was moved to avoid collapse from beach erosion. The cliffs continue to erode endangering beach properties. The history is outlined on placards. Nice views of the island.

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Austin Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Take a tour of the island with a guide, Gail's Tours are the best. She is a local 6th generation Islander. She takes you out to the lighthouse and the area. You get a feel for the Island besides the downtown area

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I were staying in Sconset with our dog and this was only a 5-10 min drive up the road. If you're in the area, it's well worth stopping by to see the old lighthouse and take some photos. You're quite high above the beach so there is a fence enclosure for public safety, but you can still... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

No, seriously breathtaking views both over land and Sea. A sunset over the island landscape is heavenly and the cliff of 70plus feet with a view of the sea and shoals is worth the trip.

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Watertown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice ride to the lighthouse...guide gave us the history, this lighthouse was moved a few years ago to prevent it from falling in the ocean. The shore is eroding away each year....sad that the community leaders won't do anything to stop it...they are letting nature take its course.

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NYC
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136 reviews 136 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Worth a short visit to see the lighthouse, great view of the golf course and the dunes. Great spot for photos.

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