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“A historical site that had to be moved due to the erosion of the beach, east end. Amazing to see.”

Sankaty Head Lighthouse
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Owner description: Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
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
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"golf course"
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"beach erosion"
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"worth the trip"
in 11 reviews
"cliff walk"
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"bike ride"
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"golf club"
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"light house"
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"island tour"
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"downtown nantucket"
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"great history"
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"take pictures"
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"bluff overlooking the ocean"
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"fence"
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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
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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.

Thank whoopeewonderdog
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

It is just what one would imagine a lighthouse to be. Picture perfect and of course, a superb location.

Thank PattyinIreland
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse. The views from the bluff are beautiful. We climbed up in a small steppingstone to look out at the ocean, and were rewarded with seals floating along in the water. You can’t go up in the lighthouse, however.

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