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Great Point Light

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Awesome spot

Great trip for all especially to watch the Opera Cup Race. We go all the time with family, to fish... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John M
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Beautiful Spot on the eastern edge of nantucket

Beautiful Lighthouse perched on the high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Parking is close... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ric B
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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...more
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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great trip for all especially to watch the Opera Cup Race. We go all the time with family, to fish or just escape.

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful Lighthouse perched on the high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Parking is close the walk is easy.

Thank Ric B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Great Point is an incredible place to experience, but the trip out there is just as important as the destination. The drive out the beach and through the dunes is amazing. Most of the time you feel like you're at the end of the world,...More

1  Thank CarTRVLR
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I love how they frequently close this place to protect the birds from the Jeeps but have now littered the place with porta-potties. Ridiculous. The place is now crawling with ranger-nazis driving all over the place telling you to slow down. $45 just for the...More

2  Thank homebody12
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

A few points to note, including information I wish I had when my family set out to see this landmark. (We tried to plan ahead, but we didn’t come across much of this information in our research to begin with.) -Unless you have a 4WD...More

4  Thank sachen4
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you rent a 4- wheel drive vehicle, try to time your visit with the tours offered to the top. Fabulous

1  Thank captfaustf
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Rent a jeep and drive out to the point where you can no longer drive. Walk to the lighthouse and look for seals. SO FUN.

1  Thank Michelle1171
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We reached the lighthouse by boat as the road is closed for conservation reasons just now. I love lighthouses and this one was special. Feel lucky to have seen it as well as the other 2 on the island.

1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

What makes the Great Point lighthouse a challenge isn’t the driving on the beach to get to it (although stopping to buy the $45 permit and to let the air out of your tires is time consuming), it’s the fact that you can’t drive all...More

1  Thank nyr38
Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Hi-It is a 2 mile round trip hike! You pass by the nesting birds on your hike and see the many small chicks that have just hatched out. Good for you to make the trek!

Reviewed June 27, 2018

Seasonal trips . The area is protected. When local birds are nesting you cannot enter this area. We were able too, June 20th, 2018More

Thank sterling66
Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Glad you had a chance to drive out! We have over 2 miles of beach open for vehicles, and walking the last mile along the Atlantic shoreline is very popular. Seals are usually around, when it is warm they tend to stay in the water....More

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Eva C
August 30, 2018|
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Response from captfaustf | Reviewed this property |
The trip from the gatehouse to the light is nearly 6 miles. The route is almost all soft sand, so while not hilly, can be strenuous. Not being a hiker, I'd drive it, but if you stick to the beach and walk the shoreline where... More
Tsering G
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Srini V | Reviewed this property |
We paid at the check point. I am guessing 25/- Thanks
April 26, 2016|
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No to take your own car you take a traditional ferry which is almost three hours each way instead of a hour in the high speed ferry. Thus take a high speed ferry. You can rent at affordable rental a short walk from ferry... More