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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-6799
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Gorgeous

We reached the lighthouse by boat as the road is closed for conservation reasons just now. I love... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donna S
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tough to Get To

What makes the Great Point lighthouse a challenge isn’t the driving on the beach to get to it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nyr38
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New York City, New York
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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 guided natural history tours depending on the time of year and access to the lighthouse.
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“wheel drive” (13 reviews)
“great drive” (3 reviews)
“awesome views” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
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+1 508-228-6799
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

make the time to go out with the trustee's or rent a 4 wheeler and go exploring yourself the natural splendor that is Nantucket. Make the most of it rent fishing rods, pack a picnic and go for the day stopping at Cotue before heading...More

1  Thank COMPANYCAULDRON
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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I agree that the beauty on the refuge is surreal! Fishing is picking up and the blues are in! Bass fishing has been spectacular all season. We are considering adding some fishing trips this fall, world class fishing at its best! See you on the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful photos in the winter after a snowfall. Lovely 2 person travel destination and right near downtown

Thank Zachary W
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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zachary- I suspect that you may have been at Brant Point Lighthouse, which is a very accessible lighthouse to get to from downtown.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day! Barry, a staff member of The Trustees, provided our party with an informative tour of the lighthouse and the refuge. The Trustees’ van was well appointed, clean & comfortable. Barry stopped several times along the beach to point out interesting wild...More

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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

I am so glad that you came out on our tour! We hope to see you again soon! This season our gatehouse will be selling a new lighthouse tshirt!

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We had a jeep and it made it very easy to get out there but make sure to air down your tires to at least 15 psi.

1  Thank Luke S
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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

So glad you made the trip! You can also leave the driving to us and book a lighthouse tour! Our tours bring you inside and to the top of the lighthouse for a fantastic view!

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

I loved the adventure in getting to Great Point. We rented a jeep and drove on the beach to get to the lighthouse. It wasn't the best day as far as the weather goes, but had a great time anyway. There were seals very close...More

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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

So glad you made the trip! You can also leave the driving to us and book a lighthouse tour! Our tours bring you inside and to the top of the lighthouse for a fantastic view!

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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Rent a Jeep at Young’s for the day. Grab a few Beach chairs from your hotel and head to Great Point Light. It’s distance away from town makes for the most desolate of them all. We saw a load of seal along the coastline. Don’t...More

1  Thank Jeannette S
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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

So glad you made the trip! You can also leave the driving to us and book a lighthouse tour! Our tours bring you inside and to the top of the lighthouse for a fantastic view!

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Enjoyed a morning drive across the dunes to Great Point. Need to have a 4WD vehicle and low pressure tires to make the trip. Saw a dozen or more seal on the journey along both shores.

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Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

So glad you made the trip! You can also leave the driving to us and book a lighthouse tour! Our tours bring you inside and to the top of the lighthouse for a fantastic view!

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We paid at the check point. I am guessing 25/- Thanks
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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
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