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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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All reviews golf course beach erosion miles round trip overlooking the atlantic ocean cliff walk worth the trip bike ride golf club light house island tour interesting history downtown nantucket take pictures bluff eroding homes baxter
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I don't know if I would make a special trip out to see the lighthouse, unless I was a lighthouse fan, but definitely a beautiful spot to take some photos. All of the tours stop by here (Gail's tours is fantastic) and a good stop...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Hotelsnobb
Reviewed August 29, 2012

This lighthouse overlooks a golf course and the ocean, beautiful setting. Rent a jeep and check it out!

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank AtlantaWolfpack
Reviewed August 20, 2012

By bike, tour bus, or car one can travel from the docks in the center of Nantucket to the Sankaty Head Lighthouse and enjoy the quieter open area around this lighthouse.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank VHes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

if you are headed out to Sconset it worth the beauty to take the long way on Polpis and see some of the great sights. Headlining would be the Sankaty Lighthouse! Interesting story about how the lighthouse was moved and preserved. The best visit to...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank courtney b
Reviewed July 31, 2012

The drive out to the lighthouse is wonderful and the view is breathtaking!! You can see the golf course from here and the little town of 'Sconset is refreshing.

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank 1-Cape_Codder
Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is the closest lighthouse on the island to Cisco Beach. It's a photo spot mostly. You can't go in, there is no tour, just signs to read and check off your to-do list of things to see in Nantucket. If you are a lighthouse...More

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Italiangirl826
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This lighthouse is a must see! My husband and I visited it three times on the scooter we rented. It's a beautiful place to take pictures.

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Bike or drive out and head out to the point -- great views of the island, the Atlantic (and really interesting to see the erosion)

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank kewb1
Reviewed June 15, 2012

If you're checking lighthouses you've seen off your list, you have to do this one - it's one of only 3 on the island. It's pretty boring though - overlooks the Sankaty golf course. You can get some nice pictures from the bike trail without...More

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank Jujuinfla
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We started the day shopping, but wanted to actually see the island a bit, not just store fronts. So we decided to get a bus pass and try to discover something fun. I asked these ladies if there was something we shouldn't miss. Which brought...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank ebolonious
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