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All Nantucket Beaches

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

Easy bike ride from town, good amount of parking, or take the NRTA shuttle bus in season; bus stops right at the beach. Great beach for families with young kids. Lifeguards, changing rooms, playground, restrooms, showers, restaurant and take-out food

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Dionis Beach

Three miles from town by bike on the north side of Eel Point Rd off Madaket Road. Look for the boulder marked “Dionis.” Some parking. Lifeguard (in season). Sheltered by dunes, calm waters for swimming, safe for children. Hard-pack sand.

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Miacomet Pond

Fresh water pond on Nantucket. Good for young children. Parking; no lifeguard, no facilities. Snapping turtles may be encountered.

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Surfside Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches on Nantucket. Very family friendly though the surf can get heavy at times. Lifeguards are on duty in-season at this beach. Located at the end of Surfside Road, a three-mile ride on

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Cisco Beach

Four-mile bike ride to end of Hummock Pond Road. Heavy surf; lifeguard (in season). No facilities. Occasionally foggy. Parking. Rip currents can be strong. Soft sand. This beach is very popular with surfers and young adults. Lack of facilities might

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Fisherman’s Beach

Nobadeer to the left and Surfside to the right, Fisherman’s and Stone Beaches are quieter than either but still have the dunes, dune grass, and the surf that beachgoers on the south side of Nantucket love. Little parking, so bike

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Madequecham Beach

Parking, no restrooms, not bike path accessible, no lifeguards. The road to get there is a long, narrow, windy sand road. Do not attempt in a wide vehicle, and be prepared to move to the side for opposing traffic. Perfect

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Tom Nevers Beach

Also called “Pebble Beach.” No lifeguard; no facilities. Surf at this beach can be heavy; very coarse sand. Sometimes foggy. This beach is rarely crowded. Excellent surfcasting. Access onto the beach can be difficult. Limited parking.

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Nobadeer Beach

Lifeguard, occasional food service by food truck. This beach is popular with youth. Located near the airport. Parking is limited. This beach can be difficult to access due to steep incline. Plenty of surf. The wide beach is good for

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