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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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One of best photo ops on Nantucket

Photographed from the road outside of Sconset on the way to Wauwinet, the lighthouse is about 1000... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheDotdog
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Lafayette, Louisiana
via mobile
Sankaty Head bike ride

If you are staying in the Wauwinet area, the bike ride out to Sankaty head is just long enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah S
,
Natick, Massachusetts
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“golf course” (35 reviews)
“beach erosion” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
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+1 508-228-1700
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"golf course"
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"beach erosion"
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"miles round trip"
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"worth the trip"
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"golf club"
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"bike ride"
in 9 reviews
"island tour"
in 4 reviews
"light house"
in 6 reviews
"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"downtown nantucket"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 3 reviews
"bluff overlooking the ocean"
in 4 reviews
"eroding"
in 9 reviews
"homes"
in 14 reviews
"milestone"
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"structure"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank aems_17
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

rode bikes from the town to this lighthouse. It was a fun and fairly easy ride (about 10 miles each way) on the bike bath. Had a picnic lunch at the lighthouse then visited the town and beach. The lighthouse was very nice with historical...More

Thank snnrwd64
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