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Brant Point Lighthouse

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Address: Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508 228 2500
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Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service...

Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.

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I don't usually bother but this is really beautiful

I did not plan to stop there but a friend who lives on the island suggested it and it is one of the most beautiful spots to view things. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not plan to stop there but a friend who lives on the island suggested it and it is one of the most beautiful spots to view things. Well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Within walking distance from town, so don't miss this. Pretty historic old lighthouse. Great photo opportunity. Parking - short walk from Brant Point.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to catch the sunset. Nice beach, gets crowded with fisherman early in the morning, and around dusk.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited here during our honeymoon. Breathtaking views. We were there to see the sunset and sunrise. Very close to downtown Nantucket and very easy to walk to.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute Lighthouse, great for taking photos of the quintessential New England lighthouse. Great beach for collecting seashells, especially bay scallop shells, as bay scallops a culinary specialty of Nantucket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you enter the harbor, the lighthouse welcomes you. Whether you visit it, or see if by boat, it's a lasting memory.

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Nantucket, you should take the time to walk over to Brant Point Light. If you don't, you'll still enjoy it coming and going, but its a trademark sight either way

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Edgewater, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying on Broad Street and walked here several times. It's a nice beach to watch the boats coming and going...there were usually people fishing too. Probably not ideal for swimming.

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cute little lighthouse greets visitors to the island of Nantucket. It is a great photo spot with wonderful views of boats coming and going from the harbor. The lighthouse is a about a mile walk from the ferry landings but well worth it. This is one of my favorite spots on Nantucket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to this lighthouse for years. It's a 15 minute walk from town, and a wonderful view of the harbor. Take a photo of the lighthouse from the base of the old walk for an interesting perspective. Your kids will love to play on the rocks while you steal a kiss from your lover!

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