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When we see Brant Point light, we feel like we’ve arrived to our destination. It’s the sign that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolcott, Vermont
Great photo opts!

This lighthouse you see when arriving to Nantucket. great views from the boat. You can also walk to... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.
Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554
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All reviews watch the boats nantucket harbor coast guard station an easy walk light house short walk from town american flag boat traffic boats coming nice walk vantage point great view of the harbor sea shells quintessential nantucket great spot downtown area favorite spot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we see Brant Point light, we feel like we’ve arrived to our destination. It’s the sign that we made it! Pretty spot to watch the ferries and fishing boats come in during any season!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EBx2
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse you see when arriving to Nantucket. great views from the boat. You can also walk to it if you are staying in the downtown area for a totally different view and a small beach with lots of shells.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Rode our bikes out to the lighthouse. Pretty view and visited the USCG station there to say hello. Beach has good view of harbor and to just relax and watch the boats enter the harbor

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _davidjhellmuth
Reviewed October 26, 2018

You can walk to this lighthouse downtown. The view is so beautiful and you can see all the ferries and boats come in. Took lots of pictures from here. Nothing else around to do and lots of sand to walk on to ge to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan F
Reviewed October 24, 2018

It's lovely to look at. No wonder, so many couples choose this place to get married. Since 1988 I've been to Brant Point Lighthouse in May and in October many times and this time for the first time shortly before the sun did rise. Incredible!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrissie777
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Loved this spot! We had a photoshoot here on our minimoon and I didn't want to leave! Great views and there are more shells here for picking than other parts of the island

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank agmirra
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I never in all my thirty years visiting Nantucket fail to spend time at Brant Point lighthouse, an easy walk or better yet bike ride from town, to see the water craft going in and out of the harbor, simply beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WilliamDuffy
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We walked here and enjoyed the surrounding area en route. It was nice to see and photograph. Visit it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This little lighthouse is such a landmark of Nantucket. You can see it entering and leaving the harbor. It is a nice walk, not too far from downtown Nantucket.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lada K
Reviewed September 29, 2018

You can see this lighthouse from boat or shore. As you ride into the Harbor you see this Lighthouse and it's about a 10 minute walk from town. You can actually walk up to this Lighthouse via the plank or beach. The views are of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 12, 2018|
Response from Dan5353 |
Pretty sure you can access it at any time. The lighthouse itself is not open but the beach around it is.
Bryce F
December 4, 2017|
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Response from SanDiegoMomma | Reviewed this property |
Oh my goodness, I have no idea.
June 26, 2017|
Response from THam515 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about that but made us wonder as well. It would make an excellent B&B or other type rental. What a location.
Travel Forum Posts
lisa liz and to... N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 day in Nantucket (8 Replies)
Hi all arriving in Nantucket on the 3rd of october for 1 night only, we would would be wanting to catch a sunset and sunrise and Im wondering if we should rent a car or does the Wave service run at the times we would need? We are staying at Chestnut House and would like to see Brant Point lighthouse and Madaket Beach . All info appreciated
August 22, 2017|
Response fromBayman123|
From the Chestnut House you'll be able to walk to Brant Point. You have to take the island transit out to Madaket. All doable in one day.
Laura T
Ballston Spa, New York
Small Nantucket Wedding (3 Replies)
Planning a small Nantucket wedding, (~15ppl), early October, 2014, thinking of Brant Point lighthouse for ceremony or possibly some other intimate location, any suggestions? We also are in need of some place for dinner. Although my fiance is a gourmet chef, our families are certainly far from gourmet. We'd like some place with Nantucket atmosphere, good food-but nothing over the top fancy. Possibly some place with a small private room? Anyone have suggestions? Thank you, very...More
December 16, 2013|
Response fromLaura T|
Wow! This information is incredibly helpful, thank you so very much for your time! I will have to take some time to go through these sites and see whats being offered. Again, thank you so much! Laura