Nantucket is home to three lighthouses: Brant Point Lighthouse, Sankaty Head Light, and Great Point Lighthouse.
Brant Point Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse is an iconic lighthouse on Nantucket that was established in 1746, automated in 1965, and is still in operation to this day. As the second lighthouse created in colonial North America, Brant Point is a must-visit for any history buff. If you're arriving via the Nantucket Ferry, the Brant Point Lighthouse is your first indication of arriving to Nantucket!
Brant Point Lighthouse is free to visit, but you can't enter the lighthouse. Walk around the property and enjoy the beautiful beaches that surround the lighthouse.
Great Point Lighthouse
Great Point Lighthouse is located at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and is best visited on a jeep tour that transports you across the miles of sandy beaches. First built in 1784, the Great Point Lighthouse, or the Nantucket Light, is at the end of a 7-mile stretch of beach where the Atlantic Ocean and the Nantucket Sound meet. The lighthouse is at the northernmost edge of the island.
When visiting the Great Point Lighthouse, make sure to save some time to go on a tour or walk the refuge's Beach Trail, Inside Trail, or the Coskata Woods Trail.
The Lighthouse is open year-round from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sankaty Head Light
Located in Siasconset, Sankaty Head Light was built in 1850 and automated in 1965. Take a tour to the top of the lighthouse for a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset, and the lighthouse is open semi-annually for climbing.