Top 10 Reasons Not to Bring Your Car to Nantucket

  1. The round trip car ferry from Hyannis costs $380 from April thru October.
  2. For short stays it is cheaper to rent a car on island.
  3. The Nantucket Regional Transit Authority buses have a number of routes around the island, including to popular beaches and both ends of the island.
  4. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced.
  5. Downtown Nantucket suffers from daily grid-lock during July and August making travel across town very time consuming.
  6. It is hard to find parking spaces downtown and you need to move your car once every hour to avoid being ticketed.
  7. Outside of downtown, the island has miles of great bicycle paths.
  8. The best way to see the historic downtown area is on foot.
  9. There are very informative guided tour vans and buses which provide a good overview of the island.
  10. If you want to drive on a beach you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle with a beach permit (these can be rented by the day).

At the Sherburne Inn your knowledgeable hosts can provide you great advice on how to best navigate our island to satisfy your needs as well as assist you with any necessary bookings.

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