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A Nantucket Must Do

make the time to go out with the trustee's or rent a 4 wheeler and go exploring yourself the... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
COMPANYCAULDRON
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Very pretty for winter time photos

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

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Zachary W
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Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank COMPANYCAULDRON
Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

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

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Zachary W
Diane L, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

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

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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!

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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!

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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!

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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!

Reviewed September 16, 2017

Great Point Light is a worthwhile place to visit even though it is somewhat remote. It's on the northeast corner of Nantucket, accessible only by 4wheel drive or on a guided tour. (Walking is out, as it is 5 miles away from Wauwinet on soft...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Great Point, Nantucket is a spectacular place. Managed by the Trustees of Reservations , it is maintained in pristine condition. Access is limited in part of the summer to protect birds nesting in the sand. You will need a four wheel drive vehicle with a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Great beach day, very quiet and relaxing. Water was too rough for swimming. Definitely Bring big spray the flies are relentless.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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
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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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