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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Lighthouse and daffodils

We were on an Island tour and this lighthouse was one of the stops. It is located quite a ways from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dale B
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Houston, Texas, United States
very nice lighthouse!

As part of a local tour we were able to stop at the Sankaty Lighthouse! its very picturesque, BUT... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
boston_ma
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“worth the trip” (11 reviews)
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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 were on an Island tour and this lighthouse was one of the stops. It is located quite a ways from downtown Nantucket. We were there in Early May, so the daffodils were still in bloom. My wife loves lighthouses and getting a picture with...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a local tour we were able to stop at the Sankaty Lighthouse! its very picturesque, BUT it is a 9 mile trip from the harbor to this lighthouse (An easy lighthouse to visit) there is no beach nearby so be warned-

Thank boston_ma
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Stopped by the Sankaty on a whim - it was a foggy fall day and the light was aglow. It was very beautiful. Wish we could have climbed to the top.

Thank 673sheric
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Travelling to this point on the island by bicycle was a treat. We rode past gorgeous homes right along the coast. The Beach is suffering severe erosion and all efforts are being made to maintain it as is. The history of this coastline and the...More

Thank TMcCarty
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I teally enjoyed seeing this lighthouse. I enjoy visiting them. You cannot go in this one, however. Has some information posted onsite that is worth the read. Nice end to the Bluff Walk.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This has been my favorite stop on Nantucket! It is breathtaking! The lighthouse is beautiful and the setting around it is amazing! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank BamaBelleMoore
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a tough place to get to, but with a jeep and patience, well worth the visit. We picnicked on the beach with lots of seals and were rewarded with a whale passing by us just offshore.

Thank Samiam433
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Took a drive out to Sankaty to visit the Light which was moved in 2007 to it's new location back from the cliff.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 2 October 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.

Thank SanDiegoMomma
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