Small in stature at just 14 miles long and 3.5 miles wide, Nantucket is an island haven that is big on things to do. Pack your sunscreen and take your pick from beautiful and pristine beaches, and family-friendly shorelines to surf breaks for the truly adventurous. Head out to sea with an offshore charter and fish for tuna, bass and bonita. Or take the whole family on a whale or seal watching tour. Rent a bike and see the island. Explore lighthouses that guided mariners for three centuries, now standing sentinel only to their storied pasts. Visit museums to learn about Nantucket's diverse history. Or, take a stroll through historic downtown and enjoy a diverse array of boutiques, restaurants and antiques, each with a distinctive island flair.
Pristine sandy beaches, from the bustle of Surfside to the serenity of Siasconset, Nantucket beaches offer visitors plenty of places to surf, catch some rays, collect seashells, cast your line, and of course, relax.
Experienced anglers and beginners can enjoy an unforgettable experience when they cast their lines off the shores of Nantucket. Barton & Gray Hinckley Yacht cruises, seal watch and 'Critter Cruises' provide additional maritime adventure opportunities for families.