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Of this diminutive island’s 50 square miles, nearly 40-percent of the land is protected. Cars aren’t recommended – there isn’t even a traffic light on the island. Instead, get to know Nantucket through its extensive biking and walking paths.

Nantucket Town and Coasts

Nantucket Town

The only town on the island is the hub of activity, and Main Street is its core. Streets fan out from the center, each lined with boutiques, restaurant,s and 18th-century buildings.


Called “Sconset” by the locals, Siasconset is a quiet cluster of cottages, hotels, and restaurants on the east coast of the island. It’s the perfect escape from the summer crowds.


As the name implies, the rough, open-ocean waters of southern Surfside’s coast make for thrilling surfing.


Located on the northeast coast, Wauwinet is popular with travelers for its surplus of conservation land and its luxury hotel, which is named in honor of the area's beauty.


Located on the west coast, Madaket is famous for its large beach and magnificent, multi-hued sunsets.

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