All North Shore Beaches

Washing Pond Beach

Sometimes called “Water Tower Beach.” Tide pools, few waves, nice beach for children. No stairs, but must trek up and down dune path to reach the beach. No lifeguard; no facilities. Beach ends at a retaining wall. Good shelling. Parking

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steps beach | Nantucket, MA

Steps Beach

Between Dionis and Jetties beaches; access from Cliff Road. No lifeguard, no facilities, very little parking. Gentle surf; sandbar. Many steep steps must be descended to get to the beach and ascended when you leave. Gentle surf. Lovely views of

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Brant Point Beach

Easy walk or bike ride from town. No lifeguard. Strong current and high boat traffic. Though technically a swimming beach – Brant Point is much more suited to sitting a watching the harbor traffic. Scenic beach with Brant Point Lighthouse,

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Children's Beach | Nantucket, MA

Children’s Beach

Harbor Beach, an easy walk from town down So. Beach Street and off Harbor View Way. Flotation devices are not permitted within the guarded area. Ideal for small children; park, playground, and bandstand; lifeguard, restrooms, showers, food service, picnic tables.

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40th Pole

Great for families and young children, this north shore beach has warmer waters and calm surf. However, there are no lifeguards here or on adjoining beaches. This is also a popular destination for fishing. The water is shallow and clear

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Francis Street Beach

This small beach is about a seven-minute walk from Main Street. Nice views of the harbor. Calm harbor waters for swimming; no lifeguard. Jungle gym, kayak rentals, restroom.

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Jetties Beach

This beach is an easy bike ride from town, with bike racks.  There’s a good amount of parking in 2 lots or take the NRTA shuttle bus in-season. Jetties Beach is ideal for families with young kids: the surf is

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dionis beach | Nantucket, MA

Dionis Beach

Sheltered by dunes, this beach along Nantucket Sound has calm waters for swimming, hard-pack sand, and lots of shells. It’s safe for children, with lifeguards in-season. There is a shallow sandbar, and many people paddleboard here. Dunes and beautiful harbor

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