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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Best view on island

Best view on island. Pretty windy. Saw seals playing in the water below the drop off which is... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Rory T
Houston, Texas
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The best views from the cliff

A fascinating history of lighthouses and the impact of erosion on the beaches of Nantucket. A... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
AaronandAngela M
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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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Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Best view on island. Pretty windy. Saw seals playing in the water below the drop off which is steep! Highly recommend this lighthouse view great photo spots.

Thank Rory T
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A fascinating history of lighthouses and the impact of erosion on the beaches of Nantucket. A beautiful destination for your bike ride from Nantucket city. Loved watching the seals play in the ocean from the view above at the lighthouse

Thank AaronandAngela M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This lighthouse was a stop on a tour my wife and I went on. Great views atop a cliff of Atlantic Ocean and Sankaty Golf Course.

Thank aprusoff
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse was our first stop when we arrived on Nantucket. We drove through the town of beach cottages. (In summer these are the rose covered cottages.) The lighthouse was not as tall as we expected, but was recently painted. It overlooks the bluffs and...More

Thank patentgeek
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful autumn day and a lovely drive out to Sconset. The lighthouse sits on an eroding bluff there are signs explaining the history of the lighthouse and it's a leisurely stroll. Check out the bluffs we saw feeding seals just off shore. There is also...More

Thank WinnieTavernier
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of an overall Nantucket van tour (which I highly recommend) The lighthouse is HUGE and really beautiful. As a bonus, the views of the valley below on one side and the ocean on the other side are amazing. It is...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We saw this during our tour of the island via Gail's tours. What a lovely day to view the lighthouse. Enjoyed it immensely.

Thank Temmons
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Situated on a bluff high over the Atlantic Ocean, the lighthouse provides views,history and contemplation. To the north and east is the ocean, to the south and west are the moors and a golf course. There is a board detailing the geology of the place...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We could not get too close to the lighthouse but it looks neat from a distance. It is on the easternmost point on Nantucket. It was built in 1850 and was one of the first to receive a Fresnel lens. It has been move several...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It was great to see a working lighthouse. It's is a wonderful example of what it was before it was moved due to erosion of the soil. Some limited hiking trails along the shore, parking is very limited. A nice piece of history.

Thank Volpone
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