Brant Point Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse
4.5
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Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.
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Suzanne Dumont-Millan
Cranford, NJ37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Been here at least 20 times. It's a must go to for me. But this time a little chilly, very windy. Couldn't stay to see the ferries come in because almost every damn ferry was cancelled due to rough water & high winds. But in nice weather, it's a relaxing spot to sit on the beach or rocks & watch. And at Christmas they put a big red bow on it. For me, it's just a tradition to go. But this (sadly) might be the last time. This island is just getting too damn expensive.
Written December 3, 2022
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AHW676
Kansas City, MO5,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is the most accessible lighthouse in Nantucket if you're staying anywhere close to town or the harbor. it's free to visit, but you won't go inside or climb it. You'll walk around it, take some great photos, and it will probably take you all of fifteen minutes to visit before heading to town for other sites, or going in the other direction to Cliff Road or some of the beaches.
Written October 7, 2020
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John T M
Phoenix, AZ7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
While Great Point is a much bigger lighthouse it is also much more difficult to get to. This light house is an easy walk or drive with a nice beach where you can gather shells or just enjoy the sights. I suggest you visit at sunrise for a great photo.
Written March 2, 2020
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Five Diamond Traveler
Pittsburgh, PA264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This small yet iconic lighthouse sits at the entrance to the Nantucket Harbor and might as well be the logo for the island of Nantucket. When we first saw the little light house, we were uninterested but after walking around the island for a while, we decided seeing the lighthouse unclose and personal was a must. The walk up to the lighthouse was beautiful and right in front of the lighthouse is perfect for a photo.
Written April 30, 2020
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AdProf
Laguna Niguel, CA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Brant point is a very small but powerful symbol of Nantucket. It greets you as you enter the harbor area and is there to bid you farewell. The tradition is to throw a penny toward the lighthouse on your departure to assure a safe return.
Written September 30, 2021
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Brant point is a beautiful lighthouse standing at the entrance to Nantucket Harbour greeting their visitors to the island. It was the second oldest established lighthouse in North America. The first Brant Point light was built in 1746. The current structure was built in 1901.

You can take beautiful pictures from the ferry. Toss a penny in hopes of returning to Nantucket.
Written June 24, 2022
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Blueocean09
Westchester County, New York4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Lovely little lighthouse. It has been through many challenges during its life-But still stands strong now! We packed an evening dinner watching the boats on the harbor near the Lighthouse. It was wonderful and one of the highlights of our trip. We watch the sunset and took great pictures. This was a perfect alternative as many restaurants were completely booked for dining in, but were available for takeout. No crowds-no waiting—quiet and beautiful. Just bring a blanket or some chairs!
Written August 25, 2020
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Inspire07896351866
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Great tour! I was traveling the Island Hopper with Wolf Bus Tours. My tour was interrupted by an emergency at home. Everyone was very helpful in getting me an earlier ferry and setting me on my way. Telephone service was spotty with Verizon.
Written March 10, 2024
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Sarah F
Chicago, IL170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We walked from Jetties beach to Brant Point with my dog and it was a beautiful walk by beautiful homes. Brant Point Lighthouse is a great photo opportunity and has great views of the water.
Written June 27, 2017
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Bryan W
Atlanta, GA315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
The light house is a really nice spot for a photo. It wasn't warm enough for the beach but the flowers on the dunes and the lighthouse was beautiful.
Written June 6, 2017
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