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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
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Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
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+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We went out to the lighthouse and spent a bit of time just strolling around the grounds. Interesting historical information and a stellar view.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tracy A
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

It's situated on the cliffs right past a gorgeous neighborhood and has a beautiful view. The lighthouse was not open when we were there, but the lighthouse itself is beautiful and there are information stands where you can learn the history. It's a must see.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SanDiegoMomma
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Pretty striking lighthouse especially for lighthouse fans. We took a cab to that side of the island. About 10 min away from town center.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Crhode
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Nice Walk from Siasconsett village, reached by bus from Nantucket Town. The light house had to be moved in 2008 because of bluff érosion. So it is interesting to see the changing landscape.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank michel13Allauch
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We tooks Val's tour of Nantucket. We stopped and got out to see the Sankaty Head Lighthouse. An adorable lighthouse that had to be moved back because of the erosion that is happening. I think that all the tours stop and let you get out...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bcnett
Reviewed September 15, 2017

I love highpoints and my wife loves lighthouses. This had both. 10 mile bike ride from town. Scenic, but nothing else there. Just a parking lot and the lighthouse. Nice spot for a picnic.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dave d
Reviewed September 9, 2017

we saw this lighthouse on the island tour. It is on a golf course and in very good shape. It was recently moved and restored and was lit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 659josephc
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Located next to a golf course and not a well trimmed access, as lighthouse is very nice, but the suroundings dont help much

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PMLama
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The Sankaty Head Lighthouse is a "must see" while in Nantucket. You can drive, ride a bike or see it on a tour. Any way you get there will be well worth it. Built in 1860 and is a land mark. The views are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the prettiest lighthouse anywhere, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sankaty Golf Club on the other, it's in the Sconset area of the island. If you can do the Cliff Walk on the way out to the lighthouse.

Date of experience: August 2017
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