As the temperatures in along the East coast of the U.S. continue to heat up, areas including Nantucket are continuing to grow in popularity offering cooling breezes, luxury resorts, quaint beach houses, fine cuisine, historical sights and the stunningly beautiful crystal clear blue waters of the Atlantic. Explore Nantucket with a grand review. A pristine and amazing island off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket offers miles of beautiful sandy beaches perfect for the vacationer looking to escape the summer heat. Take a look at this world class feature of Nantucket, a world class summer retreat for you and your family.
The North Shore – Featuring gentler surf, the north shore is generally more suitable for children than on other parts of the island. The only exception is Brant Point which has a strong current worth noting.
• Brant Point – Easily accessible, a strong current makes it a beach for more experienced swimmers. No lifeguards on duty. A scenic beach it is home to Brant Point Lighthouse.
• Children’s Beach – Harbor Beach is an easy walk from downtown and is perfect for children. Lifeguards, restrooms and play areas as well as food and activities in summer.
• Jetties Beach – Family fun, it is just a ride from town and offers lifeguards, playgrounds, phones and restaurants, restrooms and watersports. Shuttle service available.
• Francis St. Beach – Kayak rentals, not lifeguards but just 5 minutes from downtown.
• Dionis Beach – 3 miles from town, this is a sheltered beach with calm waters as well as lifeguards and restrooms.
• Steps Beach – Secluded and steep steps, this offers amazing views of Nantucket Sound.
The South Shore – Atlantic facing, some beaches on the south side present rip tides and strong surf.
• Surfside Beach – 3 miles from town, this is a wide beach and is great for beach activities. Lifeguards are on duty and also includes restrooms, showers and more.
• Cisco Beach – Heavy surf; lifeguard. No facilities. For experienced swimmers.
• Miacomet Beach – Surf can be rough and rip currents are sometimes present.
• Madaket Beach – Heavy surf, lifeguard, restrooms it is famous for its amazing sunsets.
• Tom Nevers – Surf can be heavy; very coarse sand and difficult access make this a rural beach.
• Nobadeer – Plenty of surf, wide beach and access is difficult making it much less crowded.
The East Shore – Including inner harbor beaches.
• Sconset Beach – Shuttle service available, surf can be heavy, lifeguards on duty.
• Pocomo Beach – Great for boating including windsurfing and kayaking, no lifeguards on duty.
• Great Point – Beach permit required. Tough to get to but offers great views and good fishing. Home of Great Point Lighthouse.
• Coatue – Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Great for fishing and for seeing Great Point Lighthouse up close also known for wildlife and unique ecosystems.
Best explored during the months of July and August, this time of year, take advantage of what nature has provided and enjoy the beauty and enjoyment of the beaches of Nantucket.
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