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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Step Back in Time

Travelling to this point on the island by bicycle was a treat. We rode past gorgeous homes right... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Austin, Texas
Sankaty Lighthouse in Sconset

I teally enjoyed seeing this lighthouse. I enjoy visiting them. You cannot go in this one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth B
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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 yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty striking lighthouse especially for lighthouse fans. We took a cab to that side of the island. About 10 min away from town center.

Thank Crhode
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Walk from Siasconsett village, reached by bus from Nantucket Town. The light house had to be moved in 2008 because of bluff érosion. So it is interesting to see the changing landscape.

Thank michel13Allauch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tooks Val's tour of Nantucket. We stopped and got out to see the Sankaty Head Lighthouse. An adorable lighthouse that had to be moved back because of the erosion that is happening. I think that all the tours stop and let you get out...More

Thank bcnett
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