Explore Great Point and Coatue

Explore Great Point and Coatue


What’s your favorite way to explore Great Point?

❄️ Winter: catch a glimpse of a snowy owl

🌼 Spring: celebrate the first warm day with a picnic

🌊 Summer: cruise down the sand with the roof off your jeep

🍂 Fall: cast a line 🎣 at sunset

The Trustees, in collaboration with Nantucket Conservation Foundation, created an aerial, 360-degree view of Great Point, Coatue, and the Coskata Refuge that you can easily view by clicking here.

Great Point Lighthouse can be found at the northernmost point of the island out past Wauwinet. It is one of the strongest lighthouses in New England and was originally built in 1784 as a wooden tower. Today, it flashes every five seconds and still aids navigation for many mariners. The area can be accessed by foot, a seven-mile stretch of sand, or by a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a permit sticker. You can also take an over-sand vehicle tour with  The Trustees of Reservations.