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Brant Point Lighthouse

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Address: Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service...

Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.

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This historic lighthouse is first viewed as you approach Nantucket on the arriving ferry, but it is an easy walk from the pier also. It is on a sandy beach and you can watch the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. Simons Island, GA
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St. Simons Island, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic lighthouse is first viewed as you approach Nantucket on the arriving ferry, but it is an easy walk from the pier also. It is on a sandy beach and you can watch the ferries as they travel back and forth. It is not open during the fall (Nov) when we were there. This is a great opportunity to... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been walking here since the 1960's and it still is lovely even though there are a lot more houses around - on a clear December day the light is beautiful and if you go on low tide you can walk from here all along the shore - and find treasures along the way. Work was being done at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped by the lighthouse while riding on our bikes to the beach. The lighthouse is a classic Nantucket photo opp but was not crowded at all (although we went in October/off season). Snap a few pics, take in the view of the harbor and Nantucket Sound and enjoy!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

In the midst of high winds, surf and blowing sand, this lighthouse stands majestically at Great Point. We were able to see the seals, and lighthouse in one visit.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Extremely easy to access, just drive or walk up to the end of the street and walk across the sand to it. Beautiful, iconic lighthouse that you don't want to miss at sunrise - the sun comes up behind it and it's beautiful.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love this lighthouse, but I'll admit that it's a special place for me because my wife and I got married about 10 feet from it many years ago. It's a very popular place to exchange vows on Nantucket. It's also the second oldest lighthouse in the U.S. (Boston Light being the first). It is the site of many many... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great view of harbor. Sandy and Shelly beaches was great to walk on. Clear water. Very little wave action. Great for photos!

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice beach with a lighthouse at the end. Good view of the harbor, coarse sand with plenty of shells and sea birds.

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Classic lighthouse and an easy, interesting walk through Nantucket make this a favorite! Even more interesting on a rainy, fog-filled morning :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nothing much to see...we walked by this lighthouse and didn't really get excited about it. It's a close walk from our hotel, the White Elephant.

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