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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Great Views!

The historical nature around this lighthouse is very impressive and very well preserved. Easy hike... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houston, TX, United States
Great lighthouse off the beaten path

This lighthouse was moved back from the eroding cliff. We walked to the fence and saw the erosion... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The historical nature around this lighthouse is very impressive and very well preserved. Easy hike or bike ride from Sconset area on Nantucket.

Thank donovana264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse was moved back from the eroding cliff. We walked to the fence and saw the erosion. Nice that they are saving the light, which is still operating. You cannot go inside or climb up, but it is lovely nonetheless.

Thank Rhroncich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Nantucket you should definitely go to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. My personal favorite way is riding a bike - the ride is really pleasant and you get so see a lot of beautiful views on the way. The lighthouse itself is very iconic. Do net...More

Thank Kalina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, historic, and well maintained lighthouse situated on a gorgeous cliff front of Nantucket.

Thank bodenmillermichelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After grabbing your sandwich at Claudette's in tiny Sconset, walk the magnificent Cliff Walk on the bluff overlooking the ocean at the easternmost part of the US. This public walkway passes right through the backyards of stately mansions and gardens. Continue on to Sankaty Head...More

2  Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views both East over looking the ocean and West, back over Nantucket and the gold course. great walking area and some fantastic historical information. Really good location for family photos.

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Sankaty by biking from town one morning. We were there around mid-morning (around 10:30AM or so) and found it to be a perfect time for visiting + taking some photos. We saw few other visitors there when we arrived (though more people started...More

Thank lavidashannon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While on our summer vacation on Cape Cod, hubby and I took our bikes on the fast ferry to bike Nantucket for the day. Since its our first visit to the island, we needed to get our bearings on the many bike paths. Although the...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Anyone who spends any time on the island visits the lighthouse at least once. It was moved 10 years ago as shoreline erosion was taking its land away. It is safe for now, but is well cared for and their are some interpretative elements making...More

Thank Wtftraveler
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Interesting history of the lighthouse you can read. Some of the original foundations of light keeper's house still present. The views off the bluff and of the country club are very nice.

Thank Claire D
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