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Nantucket Beaches

Brant Point, Brant Point

Brant Point

Where: Mouth of Nantucket Harbor, Brant Point

Good for: Walking

experienced swimmers only. A scenic beach with Brant Point Lighthouse. Not an ideal beach for swimming due to boat traffic, but more of spot to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Children's Beach, Nantucket

Children's Beach

1 review

Where: Nantucket Sound, Nantucket

Good for: Swimming, Walking

This is the spot for families with small children. The waters are very calm and it is close to town. There are plenty of amenities- Playground, picnic tables, bandstand, and grassy area. Parking is l...

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Cisco, Cisco - Miacomet


2 reviews

Where: Hummock Pond Rd, Cisco - Miacomet

Good for: Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Walking

Known as a surfers beach. There is good surf, but also can be strong undertows and swift currents. Surfing lessons are available.

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Dionis, Dionis


1 review

Where: Dionis Beach Rd, Dionis

Good for: Swimming, Surfing, Fishing

A great beach for families. Calm surf and a soft, sandy beach can be found at Dionis.

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Francis Street Beach, Nantucket

Francis Street Beach

Where: Five minute walk from Main Street, Nantucket

Good for: Kayaking, Swimming

This small, harbor beach is close to downtown and offers very calm waters. No parking is available.

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Jetties Beach, Nantucket

Jetties Beach

4 reviews

Where: Near Downtown Nantucket, Nantucket

Good for: Kayaking, Swimming, Tennis, Windsurfing

NRTA shuttle service is available (summer only). Calm, shallow waters. Great spot for children as there is a playground there. Also equipment rentals (beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks) are available. ...

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Madaket, Nantucket


3 reviews


Good for: Bike Trail, Swimming, Surfing, Fishing

Regular NRTA shuttle service is available.Known for its sunsets, this beach at the western end of the island is a great spot for big waves. There is limited parking, but busses and the bike path make...

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Miacomet, Cisco - Miacomet


1 review

Where: Miacomet Rd, Cisco - Miacomet

Good for: Walking, Fishing

Heavy Surf - Not recommended for swimming. Miacomet is great for those who like calm waters and those who prefer waves. Miacomet Pond provides the calm waters and just over the dunes is the ocean wi...

Siasconset Beach, Siasconset

Siasconset Beach

3 reviews

Where: Milestone Rd, Siasconset

Good for: Bike Trail, Swimming, Surfing, Fishing

Regular NRTA shuttle service is available . Sconset is a great beach for walking and breath taking views. The water tends to be deep at this beach. Very limited parking.

Surfside, Surfside


6 reviews

Where: Surfside Rd, Surfside

Good for: Swimming, Surfing, Fishing

NRTA seasonal shuttle bus. This very popular beach is accessible by bus, bike, or foot. As the name indicates there is plenty of surf at this beach. Stay late into the afternoon and after 5 you watch ...

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