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Address: Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in...

Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a tour of the lighthouse if you join one of the Trustees of Reservations guided natural history tours.

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Good fishing at daybreak. Best an hour before or after the slack tide. Drive out on the ocean side to the farthest point. Use a Hobson!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good fishing at daybreak. Best an hour before or after the slack tide. Drive out on the ocean side to the farthest point. Use a Hobson!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The light and wildlife refuge are well known, however you need a rent or have a 4X4 to go out there. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a jeep from affordable rentals. Bit expensive,but they are the most economical among others here. Drive was about 30 min. They provide all the key instructions to drive there. Drive was not bad at all. Got the hang of it in the first 10 min driving in the sand. Very pretty beach and quite water is so clear. We... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 ladies rented a blue jeep from Affordable Rentals. They were excellent in explaining everything we needed to know about the jeep and driving on the beach. Very friendly staff, great price and fun day. We saw some seals and shore birds. There was a guide near the lighthouse to answer any questions about the preserve. We definitely recommend Affordable... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily our rental vehicle was a Jeep because you need a 4WD or AWD vehicle to get to this lighthouse. You must pay your admission fee at the ranger station and deflate your tires to 15 psi so that you won't get stuck in the sand. It's quite a long ride to the beach and then we were instructed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We rented a jeep from Young's and drove out on a misty, cold day near the end of March. It was a bit of a treacherous drive. When the sand is wet you have to know what you are doing, especially when you are out there by yourselves. Lower your tires' PSI (not optional) and stick to the beaten path... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

You absolutely have to go see this light!! Rent a Jeep from Windmill Car Rental, then lower your tire pressure to 14psi and have an awesome time squishing through the sand to get to the light! You can walk right up to it but can't climb and then when you walk around it, there are seals on the beach! We... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine what this would be like in the summer... Road out is narrow and mostly soft sand. 4WD vehicle is a must. Very bouncy ride... In November we rode out & back without meeting a single other vehicle! There is some good beach driving along the way, too. I'm not sure how much I would have enjoyed the... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We traveled the whole Island which is not very large but which has some wonderful lighthouses. I love all that they represent and I was determined on this trip to the Island to see all of them and we did. Each is different in its own way but equally as important to the Island.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Beautiful Beach! A must stop if visiting Nantucket. Be sure to rent a jeep for beach access. This was our favorite day while on vacation!

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