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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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Nice view, but limited hiking and parking

It was great to see a working lighthouse. It's is a wonderful example of what it was before it was moved due to erosion of the soil. Some limited hiking trails along the shore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Volpone
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to see a working lighthouse. It's is a wonderful example of what it was before it was moved due to erosion of the soil. Some limited hiking trails along the shore, parking is very limited. A nice piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse on Nantucket, a must see. Sits on top of the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to read all of the educational signage. This lighthouse was actually moved! The old foundation is still there near the new site. A classic and beautiful lighthouse. Great place for pictures.

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How lucky are we? Sankaty light is one of our 3 lighthouses. Sankaty sits on a bluff that has been a concern due to erosion. Over the years, houses and the lighthouse have been moved to accommodate Mother Nature. Sankaty is a private golf club with greens that make the view fabulous. There are several tour buses that drive past... More 

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Naples FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful working lighthouse that was moved away from the crumbling bluff. Good signage explaining the site and plenty of parking.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This side trip offers a beautiful view of Sciasconsett from the bluff overlooking the ocean. In addition there are some lovely homes to be seen on the drive to the lighthouse. There are some plaques with information on the history which is interesting since the lighthouse was moved inland a bit due to erosion.

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely lighthouse on Nantucket but you have to really pay attention as far as which road to take to be able to get really close to it. The bike path that you bike on will not get you to it and if you cross the road you will not be able to get to it either as... More 

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Greenwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time visiting this site. Helps you understand the enormous dedication of the lighthouse keeper in protecting ships & crew. Lovely setting at the edge of the sankaty golf course too.

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Thank mariahN8297PX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 August 22, 2016

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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