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12 Best Beaches in Nantucket: A Waterway Guide Preferred Destination

Date Posted: 2021-04-26
Source: Planetware

A small island with 82 miles of impeccable shoreline, Nantucket boasts a wide variety of gorgeous beaches. Whether you want to spend the day bodysurfing with your kids or hope to up the romance on a quieter, more secluded strand, you'll find the perfect beach on this beautiful coast.

It's no secret that Nantucket is a beloved summer vacation destination. Visitors have flocked here from New York, Boston, and other parts of New England for decades in hopes of enjoying the soft caramel sand, epic surf, fresh food, and adorable cottages.

Nantucket's shimmering beaches are divided into four sections: North, South, East, and West. Families tend to head north, where the Nantucket Sound features smaller, rolling waves and warmer temperatures. Surfers prefer the south, which faces the Atlantic Ocean and serves up bigger swells and cooler water. 

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