The charms of Nantucket are many — lovely cobblestoned streets, rich colonial heritage, fresh seafood, an abundance of hydrangea everywhere you look, and miles of pristine sandy coastline. A long favored summer seaside retreat where sophistication meets American nostalgia, it is the perfect New England yacht charter destination to get some R&R.
Nantucket has some of the most picturesque beaches in the world, boasting of 82 miles of shoreline marked by beautiful windswept dunes and striking stretches of golden sand. Surfers line up to catch waves at Surfside and Cisco beaches, Madaket Beach is the best spot on the island to watch the sun set, and Cliffside and Dionis are utterly superb.
There are plenty of attractions on Nantucket to keep sightseers busy. Known for its whaling lore, the Whaling Museum is a must-see stop, as is the Nantucket Lighthouse Basket Museum to learn about the island’s colorful history. A visit to at least one of the island’s three historic lighthouses, Great Point, Sankaty and Brant’s Point is also essential.
No trip to Nantucket would be complete without a bike ride around the island. With bike paths that span most of the 3-by-15-mile-long island, it is an ideal way to explore the town, check out the sights, and tour the quaint neighborhoods that are lined with beautifully shingled New England cottages and perfectly manicured hedges.
For those that relish culinary experiences during their travels, Nantucket offers a range of options that are world-class. The island is known for its Nantucket Bay scallops, tuna, swordfish, steamers, and clam chowder. For a gourmet treat on the beach head to Galley Beach on Cliffside and Cru with its inventive seafood dishes is totally fit for foodies.