Everyone knows Nantucket’s favorite season is the warm breeze of summer. New England’s idyllic summers and Nantucket’s trend-setting, yet casually laid back scenes offer the best reasons to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. Walk the beaches, taste the culinary scene, and shop the cobblestone streets. We have everything you need to know about soaking up the most of Nantucket in the summer.
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What You Need to Know About Nantucket in the Summer
The sun is up, the waves are crashing, the jeeps are headed out to the beach, and you’re ready to have to your best day ever on Nantucket…but where do you start? If this is your first time to the island, a summer day on Nantucket can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, there are no wrong choices on this side of the Atlantic, but here are a few of our favorites for making the most of Nantucket this summer.
- Steps Beach
Less than a mile from Perwinkle Inn is the stunning Steps Beach. The walk down to the beach is almost as magical as the beach itself as you wander in between blooming flowers and abundant vegetation. It opens up to the wide-open Atlantic but is located within the Nantucket Sound, so the waters are calm enough for swimmers. It’s the perfect beach for the perfect summer day.
- Cru Oyster Bar
Everyone who is anyone in Nantucket will find themselves at Cru Oyster Bar at some point through the summer. The waterfront restaurant serves up fresh seafood options, crafty cocktails, and a trendy setting. Come early, grab a seat by the window, and spend your summer afternoon soaking up the best of Nantucket cuisine.
- Young’s Bike Shop
To guarantee a blissful summer day on Nantucket, you’ll need the right kind of transportation. Whether you’re looking to hit the sand in a Jeep or pedal through town on a ten-speed, Young’s Bike Shop has just what you need. Not only do they offer your mode of transportation, but their helpful employees will provide you with all of the information you need to know before you go.
- Mitchell’s Book Corner
No summer beach trip would be complete without the perfectly paired summer beach read. Mosy over to Main Street and into Mitchell’s Book Corner and find your next favorite hardback!
Plan Your Stay at Nantucket’s Coziest Inn
A perfect Nantucket summer means staying at an authentic cottage inn. Book your stay at Periwinkle Inn and enjoy comfortable accommodations paired with friendly service. Reserve your spot in the Queequeg Room and enjoy a queen-size bed, Egyptian cotton linens, plush Turkish towels and bathrobes, and a complimentary breakfast in the backyard or indoor dining area.
Did you know? You can save big when you book directly! Give us a call, and we’ll be sure to give you our lowest rate. Save your money Nantucket’s best dining and shopping, don’t spend it on hidden fees from third parties. We are so excited to welcome you to beautiful Nantucket!