The island of Nantucket, a relaxing community full of history and culture, provides the perfect platform for sailing, fishing, and cruising. Head out to Tuckernuck Island to challenge yourselves with the fast tides that attract striped bass and bluefish. For a more relaxing day on the boat, head over to Coskata-Coatue a wildlife refuge rich with nature that’s easily accessible by boat.
Despite being one of the smaller beaches around, Quidnet Beach is home to long sandy beaches with amazing views over the sea. Close by is Sesachacha Pond, providing a lovely nature walk with an abundance of shells. With its pleasant views over Sankay Light, the protected nature surrounding the location makes for a great place to indulge in a picnic or go for a romantic stroll. An overlooked destination and is often referred to as a local favorite.
Nantucket Sound just off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean is suited perfect for a day sail. Not only does it have a rich marine wildlife, with a vast diversity of species, it also boasts habitats ranging from open sea to salt marshes. This makes for a unique but equally enriching landscape, and exploring it from the comfort of your boat will excite you. There is nothing quite like the enjoyment of the waters when surrounded by sheer beauty.
Away from the main body of Nantucket Island lies Tuckernuck Island, stretching across 900 acres and is perfect to explore. With a wide range of species of flora, you will find attractive plants and bushes to brighten up the day. Additionally, there are many unique species of animals, including the Long-tailed duck and the Eider. A few of the many beautiful species of ducks and birds that are native to the Island. There are large stretches of beaches along the coastline, which are perfect for long walks with the sea breeze at your back.
You will see Brant Point Lighthouse immediately on the ferry upon traveling to Nantucket Island. To admire it from up close, take a stroll along beaches lined with pretty shells. The lighthouse itself is a short walk from town, and is perfect for a picture to help remember your trip. There are many breathtaking views to see from the lighthouse that showcase the very beauty of the island. You certainly don’t want to miss visiting this one of a kind historical monument.
Muskeget Island is well known for its seal population that has the occasional tendency to attract Great White Sharks but there are also plenty of other fish in the surrounding waters. During the summer months, bontio and yellowfin tuna start gathering near the island, which both will put up quite the fight. Just make sure the cooler is stocked with ice because you will be bring dinner home for the months to come.