National Geographic’s new book The 10 Best of Everything lists Nantucket beaches among the top ten in the world. Sharing the honor are: The Seychelles, Maldives, Bora Bora, The Hamptons, Lanikai Beach in Hawaii, Fraser Island in Australia, St. Bart’s, Langkawi in Malaysia, and Kauna’oa Bay in Hawaii.
Nantucket has 83 miles of pristine sand beaches. The most popular beaches Surfside and Jetties. For bigger waves and surfing, the south side beaches are a treat. Most of these beaches are about a 20 minute bike ride from the inn, or if you prefer, there is a bus service to Surfside Beach. Madaket Beach is known for its rougher surf and not-to-be-missed sunsets. You can take a shuttle out to Millies, a new west end restaurant and bar, to save youself a 30 minute bike ride. Offering changing facilities, a snack bar, and a shuttle bus from town, Jetties beach is about a 15 walk from the Inn. It is located on the warmer/calmer water of the Nantucket Sound (north) side of the Island and there’s plenty of sand to use for sunbathing or castle-building.
The Sherburne Inn provides complimentary beach towels, beach bags, and beach chairs to our guests.