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Great Point Light

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Finally made it!!

After years of vacationing on Nantucket, we finally made it out to Great Point. We rented a jeep... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Not to be missed

If you have the ability to get to it, Great Point Light is as beautiful a place as I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Easton, Pennsylvania
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Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a tour of the lighthouse if you join one of the Trustees of Reservations guided natural history tours.
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“great drive” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-6799
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After years of vacationing on Nantucket, we finally made it out to Great Point. We rented a jeep for the week from Affordable Rentals, so we had the permit to go out there. It was well worth it! Fun driving out to the lighthouse in...More

Thank Relackx
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the ability to get to it, Great Point Light is as beautiful a place as I have ever seen on Nantucket. I spent many sunrises there as a young man fishing in the surf for blues and striped bass. So, if you...More

Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used Affordable rentals but guessing they all prep you well for the trip over sand, and the attendants where you deflate your tires (and pay your fee) give you all you need to know. We've gotten stuck in sand before at other places and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personally, this is my favorite lighthouse of all 3 on island. Driving through the beach to there is really enjoyable, there are some pretty awesome views. A great place to spend your day with friends. It's never really overcrowded and you could really enjoy the...More

Thank Kalina M
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Most Nantucket visitors never experience a trip to the Great Point Lighthouse. Four wheel drive vehicle is required as well as a pay pass at the gate. Delete your tires to 15 psi, and with 4 wheel drive engaged off you go. Stay pretty much...More

Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We took Jeeps and went as far as you could go. It's peaceful...so beautiful and seals are at the end of the beach. They are also in the water which was amazing to see.

Thank cgit5
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Amazing that they let you drive on the beach. 5-15 mph, like driving in 2 feet of snow according to my husband! You have to let the air out of the tires to 15 psi and then there are 2 air hoses to bring the...More

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great drive out to the lighthouse today. What a surprise when we found hundreds of seals at the point. From a distance we thought they were rocks with about 2 dozen seals, but upon a closer look, we realized what we were witnessing....More

1  Thank shepardb2015
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Schedule a trip for sunrise! You will treasure the memory. And a perfect location for viewing the Rainbow Parade at the start of the Opera house cup Races!

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great Point Light is one of the hardest places to get to on Nantucket, but well worth the planning and effort. I've made the trip a couple of times during the winter with my own Jeep. I asked the Nantucket police about going out there...More

Thank Ed D
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Tsering G
13 August 2016|
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Response from Srini V | Reviewed this property |
We paid at the check point. I am guessing 25/- Thanks
26 April 2016|
Response from 574donc |
No to take your own car you take a traditional ferry which is almost three hours each way instead of a hour in the high speed ferry. Thus take a high speed ferry. You can rent at affordable rental a short walk from ferry... More