North Shore Beaches

Jetties Beach

Just a short walk from town, this beach has tennis courts, a skateboard park, and a playground. Being on the north shore, the waves are not that large. It is a nice family beach. The annual Boston Pops concert is held on Jetties. This beach has lifeguards and restrooms.

Children`s Beach

Located right on the harbor, this is the most wave free beach you can find on Nantucket. There is a playground and bandstand nearby. This beach has lifeguards and restrooms.

Brant Point Beach

Located right at the Brant Point Lighthouse, this is not really a beach that you can swim at. There is some sand but the currents are very strong with lots of boat traffic and no lifeguards or restrooms. This is a nice place to sit and watch the boats go by or the artists painting the lighthouse, but swimming is not recommended.

Dionis Beach

Located on the western side of the north shore, Dionis beach is more remote than Jetties. This beach is loaded with seashells (and seaweed). Waves are generally small and the beach is very long. Many families like this beach.