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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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Address: Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1700
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet...

Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.

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Great for Sunsets

This is definitely worth a drive out, particularly at sunset. Great scenery along the way, too. Quintessentially picturesque.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jesse D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth a drive out, particularly at sunset. Great scenery along the way, too. Quintessentially picturesque.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful lighthouse located about 7 miles out of Nantucket Town in an area greatly affected by winter storms and erosion. The cliff erosion has speed up in the past years, dozens of homes have been relocated, a few structures went into the ocean. Now a fence keeps tourist safe. The lighthouse overlooks the golf course and Jack Welch's (CEO of... More 

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best sights on the island. You need to drive or ride a bike down Baxter Road to see it but the vistas are amazing and gardens along with way are gorgeous!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sankaty Head light house is in Sconset - on the eastern tip of the island. You need a car to get there. Historical markers - give the history of the lighthouse.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved biking out to this lighthouse every morning. Bring a camera, because it is so natural and quiet. The golf course is righ next to the light house.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this lighthouse during our honeymoon. The views are amazing. The nearby cliffs and oven can be seen. We walked to the lighthouse from the bus stop which was about 1.5 miles. The walk was very relaxed and plenty of beautiful scenery to see asking the way.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our bikes 15.4 miles round trip to the light house. The light house was great, and in a beautiful area. I wish we could have gone inside though. Worth the journey!

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the lighthouse from a spot n the Bus Tour of the island. We did not visit it directly. Still a very nice view.

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Thank David R
Oxford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse is located on a golf course, so it is not open to the public. You can get very good pictures from the road however. Visiting this lighthouse requires either a bike or car since it is a couple miles away from the Main Street area.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biked to the lighthouse (about 25 miles round trip) and it was worth the sore legs. So well kept and beautiful plus great views of the gold course and ocean over the cliffs.

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