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Bike leaning against fence at Steps Beach - LSS 2 Sailboats - Galvin Blue Hydrangeas - Galvin family leaving Steps Beach - LSS Brant Point Lighthouse in the fall - Galvin Easy Street - Galvin Main Street - LSS family at the beach - Galvin ferry pulling out of Nantucket - Galvin overlooking Sankaty Lighthouse - LSS Ladies Beach upper path - Galvin couple on Lone Beach - Galvin purple sunset - LSS Rosa Rogosa - Galvin old North Wharf cottage - Galvin Quidnet Beach path - LSS Rainbow Fleet specators at Branch Point - Galvin Roberts House Porch India Street - Galvin Steps Beach walkway - LSS Sconset Beach - Galvin surfing kids on Cisco Beach - Galvin

An island of pristine beauty 14 miles long and 3.5 miles wide, Nantucket is a haven 27 miles out to sea with something to offer everyone. Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown by enjoying a meal at any one of the numerous fine dining establishments, lose yourself in the art galleries along the wharf, stroll through our museums and historic sites or pick up some island treasures at any of the many boutiques and shops in town.

Looking to relax and take life a little slower? No worries – you’re on island time now! Choose one of the beautiful bike paths and head off toward the beach. With over 80 miles of beaches, it should not be too hard to find your own private stretch of sand along Nantucket Sound or the Atlantic Ocean. Still have no idea how to spend your vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Check out our 
Activities section which contains in-depth schedules and suggestions of how to spend your time on the island. Have fun exploring!