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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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Most Picturesque Side Of The Island!

You must see this lighthouse as it sits overlooking a golf course and the Sankaty Bluff! Then drive along Baxter Road to see the iconic cottages that Nantucket is known for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must see this lighthouse as it sits overlooking a golf course and the Sankaty Bluff! Then drive along Baxter Road to see the iconic cottages that Nantucket is known for!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see when visiting Nantucket Island. Everything is so gorgeous and inviting. Makes you want to stay there forever!

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you visit Nantucket a drive/peddle to Sankaty is a must. In the heart of the most beautiful neighborhood/town on island, Scionset sits the lighthouse, beacon to all who would be fortunate enough to visit this truly incredible island. Don't miss a stroll down Baxter Rd or any of the quaint roads that crisscross this end of the island. Many... More 

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

What made this one more interesting to me was the fact that it was moved 405' in 2007 because it was too close to the beach which was eroding 3' per year. Nice drive through Siaconset to get there; then a nice little park at the actual site of the lighthouse.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stopped at the Sankaty Head Lighthouse while on a tour of the Island. What wonderful views there were ... a golf course on one side and the roaring ocean on the other! We happened to be there in the late afternoon and the sun was beginning to set -- absolutely beautiful!

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

I love going to see lighthouses and this was such a wonderful location on the Island. If you are like me and enjoy seeing Lighthouse you should not miss going to this one.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

It is not easy to get here, specially if you are lodge in downtown but worth it ! The view is breathtaking.

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Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Sankaty Head Lighthouse, is a lighthouse located on Nantucket island. It was built in 1850, was automated in 1965, and is still in operation. It is located at the easternmost point of the island, in the village of Siasconset.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Very pretty lighthouse. You can't go inside but it's still worth the hike from Sconset, about a 1/2 hour walk.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

One of those rare island lighthouses you can get close to, this light is perched on a ridge, providing vistas of the green golf course and inlets beyond. Because of its isolation, and narrow streets, you can only get close to it if you bike, take a taxi, or a small tour bus - large busses simply can't get close... More 

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