Destinations

Enjoying summertime in Nantucket

May 15, 2018 / Massachusetts

Hop on the ferry and trade in your city living for island life. Surrounded by water, it’s no surprise that many of the top spots to visit in Nantucket are beaches. Spend your days lounging at one of these beautiful beaches and your evenings checking out the town’s best restaurants and bars.

For inspiration on where to go, start with these top 10 destinations based on 2017 trips.


Cisco Brewers

Brewery tours, beer tasting, food trucks, live music—what’s not to love about Cisco Brewers.

5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA

The Chicken Box

End your Nantucket night at this late night spot, famous for it’s live music and good time vibes.

16 Daves Street, Nantucket, MA

Straight Wharf

Located right on the wharf, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Straight Wharf is known for its fresh local seafood.

33 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA

Galley Beach

Hands down the best restaurant view on the Island. Incredible food, sand beneath your feet, and sunset make for the perfect dining experience.

54 Jefferson Avenue, Nantucket, MA

Jetties Beach

This family-friendly beach faces Nantucket Sounds and offers smaller waves and warm(er) water.

4 Bathing Beach Road, Nantucket, MA

White Elephant

Set alongside Nantucket Harbor, the historic White Elephant hotel plays host to many tourists each summer, but is also a great place to visit for dinner and drinks with a view.

50 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA

Madaket Beach

Located on the far western tip of Nantucket, Madaket beach is the place to go for a picturesque sunset. As a bonus, pop into Millie’s for anything from a quick snack to a three-course meal.

326 Madaket Road, Nantucket, MA

Nobadeer Beach

This beach is the life of the party on Nantucket. Come here for surf, sand, a few cocktails, and one of the few beaches that allows you to drive the dunes.

Nobadeer Beach, Nantucket, MA

Cisco Beach

Not for the faint of heart, Cisco Beach is home to the biggest waves on the Island. Visit this surfer’s paradise with your longboard and hit the waves.

Cisco Beach, Nantucket, MA

The Club Car

Complete with a retrofitted rail car, this restaurant offers character along with your meal. Come here for the light fare, small plates, and a piano bar!

1 Main Street, Nantucket, MA


When you’re not enjoying one of the top 10 destinations, explore one of the many historic lighthouses, head out on the water for some fishing, or wander through one of the many quaint shops in downtown Nantucket.