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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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We rode our bikes from Downtown Nantucket to Siosconset beach and the Sankaty Lighthouse was the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bookofadventures
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Austin, Texas
Nice outing if you are in the 'Sconset Area

An interesting place to check out but difficult to find. Our navigation had trouble locating the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thesandcastle
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Mashpee, 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%
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Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
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+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We rode our bikes from Downtown Nantucket to Siosconset beach and the Sankaty Lighthouse was the main stop on our agenda. It was a long but a gorgeous ride and the majesty of this lighthouse was completely worth the trip. There's no direct route to...More

Thank bookofadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to check out but difficult to find. Our navigation had trouble locating the lighthouse. Not far from 'Sconset and worth checking out while in the area!

Thank thesandcastle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always the perfect spot to take pictures. Beautiful and easy to access. Definitely worth the drive out to charming Siasconset.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to ride the Polpis Bike trail for close up views or the Milestone Road Bike trail for distant views. Just do not feel like we've seen all of Nantucket until we have viewed this beautiful working light house on the cliffs of Siasconset!

Thank karenlj1
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Need a rental car, seemed pretty far for a bike trip but the island has several very long bike trails. Even a week past daffodil weekend, the daffodils are everywhere!

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It was fun to see the flashing of the light every few seconds to know that the lighthouse is still operating. There are several great views from roads on either side, but not a lot of real parking. It is a classic lighthouse, but at...More

Thank rhodysmiles
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse has gorgeous views all around. The ocean is kind of blocked by a fence, but the huge field and homes near it make it picturesque.

Thank shelleyeve
Reviewed 21 February 2017

As a summer resident, I try to bike over to Sankaty Lighthouse a few times a summer. Plenty of history. Read up on it before you head out. Great views. Check out the erosion that is taking place as you approach the lighhouse. It's basically...More

2  Thank Mrellgee
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Lighthouse is only open on Father's Day, and during the Cranberry festival. I would recommend going early, straight to the lighthouse was there will be a line. Sometimes, if you are just 1 or 2 in your party, you can go ahead because they...More

Thank Celticsprite
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The Sankaty Head Lighthouse has been moved back from its original location due to erosion along the waters edge. It's a great example of mother natures power. It's a great short, flat walk out to the lighthouse. Take your time. Enjoy the sunrise with a...More

Thank Josh W
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