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Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Moving a lighthouse

Nice Walk from Siasconsett village, reached by bus from Nantucket Town. The light house had to be... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We tooks Val's tour of Nantucket. We stopped and got out to see the Sankaty Head Lighthouse. An... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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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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“golf course” (32 reviews)
“worth the trip” (11 reviews)
Baxter Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-1700
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

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 27 September 2017

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
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I love highpoints and my wife loves lighthouses. This had both. 10 mile bike ride from town. Scenic, but nothing else there. Just a parking lot and the lighthouse. Nice spot for a picnic.

Thank dave d
Reviewed 9 September 2017

we saw this lighthouse on the island tour. It is on a golf course and in very good shape. It was recently moved and restored and was lit.

Thank 659josephc
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Located next to a golf course and not a well trimmed access, as lighthouse is very nice, but the suroundings dont help much

Thank PMLama
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The Sankaty Head Lighthouse is a "must see" while in Nantucket. You can drive, ride a bike or see it on a tour. Any way you get there will be well worth it. Built in 1860 and is a land mark. The views are beautiful.

1  Thank G4flyfish
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the prettiest lighthouse anywhere, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sankaty Golf Club on the other, it's in the Sconset area of the island. If you can do the Cliff Walk on the way out to the lighthouse.

1  Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Head over from anywhere; this lighthouse has some great history and is well worth the walk. Unfortunately, the cliff walk has been terminated at a juncture somewhat forcing even the best of us to turn around and get in to your car to drive to...More

Thank curtinj
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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 6 August 2017 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
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