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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Awesome views and lots of seals!

We had a jeep and it made it very easy to get out there but make sure to air down your tires to at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Luke S
A must on your visit to Nantucket

I loved the adventure in getting to Great Point. We rented a jeep and drove on the beach to get to... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
grdnT
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Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a tour of the lighthouse if you join one of the Trustees of Reservations guided natural history tours.
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“wheel drive” (13 reviews)
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“awesome views” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a jeep and it made it very easy to get out there but make sure to air down your tires to at least 15 psi.

Thank Luke S
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I loved the adventure in getting to Great Point. We rented a jeep and drove on the beach to get to the lighthouse. It wasn't the best day as far as the weather goes, but had a great time anyway. There were seals very close...More

Thank grdnT
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Rent a Jeep at Young’s for the day. Grab a few Beach chairs from your hotel and head to Great Point Light. It’s distance away from town makes for the most desolate of them all. We saw a load of seal along the coastline. Don’t...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Enjoyed a morning drive across the dunes to Great Point. Need to have a 4WD vehicle and low pressure tires to make the trip. Saw a dozen or more seal on the journey along both shores.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great Point Light is a worthwhile place to visit even though it is somewhat remote. It's on the northeast corner of Nantucket, accessible only by 4wheel drive or on a guided tour. (Walking is out, as it is 5 miles away from Wauwinet on soft...More

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great Point, Nantucket is a spectacular place. Managed by the Trustees of Reservations , it is maintained in pristine condition. Access is limited in part of the summer to protect birds nesting in the sand. You will need a four wheel drive vehicle with a...More

Thank CreaseSt
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Great beach day, very quiet and relaxing. Water was too rough for swimming. Definitely Bring big spray the flies are relentless.

Thank Sheila D
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Ignore the prices, rent a jeep for the day and drive out there. Completely worth it and a highlight of our week in Nantucket. Bring a camera and lots of bug spray! The only negative we're the swarms of mosquitoes

1  Thank luv2trvl84
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

After years of vacationing on Nantucket, we finally made it out to Great Point. We rented a jeep for the week from Affordable Rentals, so we had the permit to go out there. It was well worth it! Fun driving out to the lighthouse in...More

1  Thank Relackx
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you have the ability to get to it, Great Point Light is as beautiful a place as I have ever seen on Nantucket. I spent many sunrises there as a young man fishing in the surf for blues and striped bass. So, if you...More

3  Thank All_Points_Images
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Response from Srini V | Reviewed this property |
We paid at the check point. I am guessing 25/- Thanks
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No to take your own car you take a traditional ferry which is almost three hours each way instead of a hour in the high speed ferry. Thus take a high speed ferry. You can rent at affordable rental a short walk from ferry... More
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