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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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Beautiful View

Beautiful view, very interesting to see the views of the bluff and to see the erosion happening to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McGee5
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Pennsylvania
Iconic lighthouse

Was lucky enough to visit this week and learn about the lighthouse being moved in 2007 due to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna S
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“beach erosion”(5 reviews)
About
Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
Contact
Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
Website
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I gave this an average rating because it was not easy to get to unless you have a bike or car. We did not make it to the lighthouse on foot. We took the bus from town to Sconset Main Street via Polpis Rd which...More

Thank Jackjack706
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view, very interesting to see the views of the bluff and to see the erosion happening to the island.

Thank McGee5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was lucky enough to visit this week and learn about the lighthouse being moved in 2007 due to coastal erosion. Fascinating and terrifying in equal measure. A lovely, operational lighthouse. Love how it appears on Cisco brewery products and souvenirs too.

1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Photographed from the road outside of Sconset on the way to Wauwinet, the lighthouse is about 1000 feet toward beach and is photographed across a wonderful color palette of greens and browns of red golf course rough, fairways and greens. One of best photo ops...More

1  Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you are staying in the Wauwinet area, the bike ride out to Sankaty head is just long enough to to feel you can treat yourself to a post-ride lobster roll and ice cream. It took us a little exploring to figure out how to...More

2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The Brant Point lighthouse doesn’t offer sweeping vistas and the Great Point lighthouse is a chore to get to. Sankaty, on the other hand, is just a short walk or bike from Siasconset and offers vistas of green waves of grass and sea in all...More

Thank nyr38
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is an easy review to write. If you enjoy sunsets and the beautiful sky after the sun is gone than Sankaty Lighthouse is for you. You will also enjoy the views across the golf course to the clubhouse to Sesachacha Pond. Try saying that...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed June 27, 2018

A must see. Learn about the beach erosion and movement of historic homes to avoid them from falling into the sea. An amazing east side of the island experience.

Thank sterling66
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Take a bike ride to the point to see the lighthouse. It's a marvel how it was moved, and a lovely trek past beautiful homes.

Thank CRM77
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Need to rent a car - cheap from Youngs Bike Shop unless you like to bike several hours. Beautiful view and history there.

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