Nantucket Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

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Nantucket Island`s small size, flat terrain and scenic beauty make it an ideal place for bicycling. There are more than 29 miles of bicycle paths across the island. These paths are separated from the roadways to provide safe and convenient ways to explore Nantucket.

Museums & Historic Site

The Nantucket Historic Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket Island and fosters an appreciation of its historic significance. In this section, you will find information on the Nantucket Whaling Museum, the Hadwen House, the Oldest House, the Old Mill, the Greater Light, and the Quaker Meetinghouse.


Nantucket has some of the finest beaches in the northeastern United States. The north shore beaches are protected by Nantucket Sound and generally have few waves. The south shore beaches, open to the ocean have large waves and strong currents.

Boating & Rentals

Nantucket waters are great for sailing, motor-boating, kayaking and fishing. Sport fishing boats, day sailboats and kayaks are available for charter either by the day or half-day. The Boating club is also available for membership style boating.


There are three 18-hole courses, one public, one semi-public, and one very exclusive club, and in addition a public 9-hole golf course in Sconset.


There are many options for fishing on Nantucket, including full and half day charters as well as surfcasting.