Nantucket is no stranger to a beach day. Beach chairs are included in all of our accommodations and our complimentary beach shuttles run regularly to several of the beaches on our side of the island, including Jetties and Steps Beaches. Here are some of our favorite beaches to get out and explore.
Brant Point Beach
Distance from the hotel: 1 miles
Perfect for: beach combing
Walk this sandy strip along Nantucket’s harbor and enjoy flat, calm water, views of magnificent houses, and the hustle and bustle of the harbor. Watching the ferry round Brant Point Lighthouse is one of Nantucket’s iconic scenes.
Distance from the hotel: 3 miles
Perfect for: Surfing, family outings
Begin your beach exploration with Cisco Beach, just 3 miles from our doorstep. Renowned for its surf breaks, this stretch of shoreline invites surfers seeking the perfect wave. Families will also find delight in its spacious sands, ideal for picnics and games amidst the rhythmic crash of waves against the shore.
Distance from the hotel: 5 miles
Perfect for: Sunset views, solitude
For a tranquil escape, venture 5 miles from the hotel to the western tip of the island, where Madaket Beach awaits. Famous for its breathtaking sunsets, this secluded haven offers a serene atmosphere, perfect for quiet contemplation or a romantic evening stroll along the expansive coastline.
Distance from the hotel: 2 miles
Perfect for: Family fun, water sports
A mere 2 miles away, Jetties Beach is a hub of family-friendly activities and water sports. Its calm waters make it an ideal spot for swimming and paddleboarding. With volleyball courts, picnic areas, and a playground, it’s the ultimate destination for a fun-filled day by the sea.
Distance from the hotel: 8 miles
Perfect for: Scenic walks, historic charm
To experience the historic charm of Nantucket, head 8 miles east to Sconset Beach. This picturesque stretch of coastline boasts cobblestone streets, rose-covered cottages, and stunning bluffs. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore and immerse yourself in the island’s rich history and natural beauty.
Distance from the hotel: 1.5 miles
Perfect for: Exploring tidal pools, scenic beauty
For a unique coastal experience, visit Steps Beach, just 1.5 miles away. Known for its dramatic staircase entrance and fascinating tidal pools, this beach is perfect for nature enthusiasts and photographers seeking captivating seascapes and marine life discoveries.
After a day of seaside adventures, return to The Nantucket Hotel to unwind in our welcoming accommodations. Our amenities cater to beachcombers, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay, setting the stage for further explorations.
At The Nantucket Hotel, we take pride in being your guide to Nantucket’s spectacular beaches. Whether you seek the thrill of surfing, the tranquility of a sunset vista, or family-friendly fun by the sea, Nantucket’s coastal gems promise an experience that captures the essence of this captivating island. Contact our concierge for more information about Nantucket beaches.