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I love lighthouses!

I always seek out lighthouses if I'm near them. for the photo opts. Love the history, the seashore... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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A Must for Lighthouse Lovers

On each vacation I try to visit at least one lighthouse. On this trip we were lucky: we saw Hyannis... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worcester, MA
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always seek out lighthouses if I'm near them. for the photo opts. Love the history, the seashore and if able the view from the top, (this was not the case for all the Nantucket houses), but still like to visit.

Thank grdnT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On each vacation I try to visit at least one lighthouse. On this trip we were lucky: we saw Hyannis Lighthouse, Brant Point Lighthouse and Sakaty Lighthouse.

Thank Chrissie777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty spot high above the Atlantic. Great views east over island. Worth the drive. Not much else to write.

Thank Ric B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Set above a windswept point, this seems a treasure just getting to look at it. The road to the lighthouse goes through the picturesque,tiny village of Siasconset.

Thank cloudyskiies
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The highest point on Nantucket and a wonderful view. We loved the little cottage area at the base of the point. So very provincial. A great site that you will not soon forget.

Thank pgfield
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We have owned a painting of this lighthouse for many years, given to us by the artist so it was a great pleasure to finally be in its shadow, or should I write the opposite, finally in it’s light! It’s too easy to say that...More

Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

On a tour with Gail’s Tours. Had an extended stop at the lighthouse. While the lighthouse is really interesting to see, the adjacent bluffs are truly amazing. The erosion of the bluffs is creeping in on the site. There is a fence to keep us...More

Thank bad4bob
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Took a scooter to the Sankaty Lighthouse. It is a pretty simple light house without much associated history. Worth a 10-minute drop by but nothing special.

Thank MontrealMan49
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Because we stayed in Nantucket proper, we rented a scooter (so much fun!) to get out to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. We didn't just drive to it, however. We walked the public way to get there. It was a lengthy walk but great exercise, extremely scenic...More

Thank IRide32
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Lovely spot to look out at the Alantic ocean. Can get to see the steep cliffs in Siasconset and observe the erosion happening.

Thank BDL25
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