Tammy’s Nantucket guidebook

Tammy

Tammy’s Nantucket guidebook

Sightseeing
Bring a lunch and watch the boats sail in and out of the harbor. Iconic local and wedding photo opportunities. A great place to bring a fishing pole as well as porgies are plentiful and you can catch an occassional striper or blue fish.
Brant Point Lighthouse
Bring a lunch and watch the boats sail in and out of the harbor. Iconic local and wedding photo opportunities. A great place to bring a fishing pole as well as porgies are plentiful and you can catch an occassional striper or blue fish.
I'm not even a history fan, but our local museum is pretty amazing. Beautiful scrimshaw display, whale skeleton, and local history about the whaling days. Kids room also for arts/crafts as well as a gift shop and rooftop deck for views of the harbor.
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Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street
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I'm not even a history fan, but our local museum is pretty amazing. Beautiful scrimshaw display, whale skeleton, and local history about the whaling days. Kids room also for arts/crafts as well as a gift shop and rooftop deck for views of the harbor.
Local market in the area of Siasconset. You've got to try their fresh baked cookies and hot french loaves come out around 3-4 in the afternoon that you can pair with cheese and wine for an afternoon on the beach at Codfish park which is walking distance from here
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Sconset Market
4 Main Street
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Local market in the area of Siasconset. You've got to try their fresh baked cookies and hot french loaves come out around 3-4 in the afternoon that you can pair with cheese and wine for an afternoon on the beach at Codfish park which is walking distance from here
Amazing views of the ocean and many beautiful homes on the bluff. Park at the Sconset Market and turn right onto a shell path, following signs for sconset bluff walk. Please respect local homeowners and stay on the path.
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'Sconset Bluff Walk
27 Bank St
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Amazing views of the ocean and many beautiful homes on the bluff. Park at the Sconset Market and turn right onto a shell path, following signs for sconset bluff walk. Please respect local homeowners and stay on the path.
Iconic local lighthouse on the bluff in Siasconset. This lighthouse was actually physically moved a few hundred feet about 10 years ago using Ivory soap!
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Iconic local lighthouse on the bluff in Siasconset. This lighthouse was actually physically moved a few hundred feet about 10 years ago using Ivory soap!
Wide beach with large parking lot, on bus route and bike path. Has a bath house and local food vendors as well
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Surfside Beach
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Wide beach with large parking lot, on bus route and bike path. Has a bath house and local food vendors as well
Learn about those who risked their lives to save local mariners
Life Saving Museum
Learn about those who risked their lives to save local mariners
Working corn mill available for tours
Old Mill
50 Prospect St
Working corn mill available for tours
Jethro Coffin House
16 Sunset Hill
Learn about the stars with guided nighttime lectures
Loines Observatory
59 Milk St
Learn about the stars with guided nighttime lectures
One of the oldest jails in America
Old Gaol
15R Vestal Street
One of the oldest jails in America
Iconic local bar that offers live music, drinks and outdoor seating
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The Chicken Box
12 Dave Street
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Iconic local bar that offers live music, drinks and outdoor seating
Historic lighthouse, but need 4 wheel drive and beach sticker to access. The Trustees of Reservations may offer tours (Coskata/Coatue Wildlife Refuge)
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Great Point Lighthouse
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Historic lighthouse, but need 4 wheel drive and beach sticker to access. The Trustees of Reservations may offer tours (Coskata/Coatue Wildlife Refuge)
Cranberry bog that grows organic cranberries. Walking trails
220 Milestone Road
220 Milestone Road
Cranberry bog that grows organic cranberries. Walking trails
Food scene
Great locally made beers/spirits, fun bands and food trucks. Outdoor atmosphere where locals and visitors mingle (often with their dogs in tow). Kids can go too!
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Cisco Brewers
5 Bartlett Farm Road
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Great locally made beers/spirits, fun bands and food trucks. Outdoor atmosphere where locals and visitors mingle (often with their dogs in tow). Kids can go too!
Great fresh locally grown foods, take out foods for a day at the beach or place to grab some wine and cheese
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Bartlett's Farm
33 Bartlett Farm Road
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Great fresh locally grown foods, take out foods for a day at the beach or place to grab some wine and cheese
Great place to grab a quick meal, drink or grab and go at Jetties Beach. Some tables on the beach where kids can play and ocean views
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Sandbar at Jetties Beach Bar & Restaurant
4 Bathing Beach Road
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Great place to grab a quick meal, drink or grab and go at Jetties Beach. Some tables on the beach where kids can play and ocean views
Relatively expensive but beautiful views right on the beach
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Galley Beach
54 Jefferson Ave
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Relatively expensive but beautiful views right on the beach
Great atmosphere and sushi. Truffle fries are a must!
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Lola 41 Nantucket
15 South Beach Street
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Great atmosphere and sushi. Truffle fries are a must!
Fast paced mexican food and good drinks but with amazing views at sunset. Walking distance to Madaket Beach
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Millie's Restaurant
326 Madaket Road
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Fast paced mexican food and good drinks but with amazing views at sunset. Walking distance to Madaket Beach
In the White Elephant Hotel area. Beautiful views, good food and drinks
Brant Point Grill
In the White Elephant Hotel area. Beautiful views, good food and drinks
They often have different things going on, from bands to s'mores on the porch. Good restaurant inside as well
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
77 Easton Street
They often have different things going on, from bands to s'mores on the porch. Good restaurant inside as well
One street over from the house, reasonable prices and has some outdoor seating since Covid. Last year they did a "Buck a shuck" between 4-6pm.
Saltbox Tavern & Table
7 Macys Ln
One street over from the house, reasonable prices and has some outdoor seating since Covid. Last year they did a "Buck a shuck" between 4-6pm.
Walking distance from the house, reasonable prices
Crosswinds Restaurant
Walking distance from the house, reasonable prices
Approximately 1-1.5 miles from the house. Great Italian food
Fusaro's
17 Old South Rd
Approximately 1-1.5 miles from the house. Great Italian food
Take out sandwiches (warning the 1/2 sandwich is usually enough for most!) with outdoor picnic tables for eating. There are walking trails right next door as well. Many order here in the morning and take food to the beach with them
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Something Natural
50 Cliff Road
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Take out sandwiches (warning the 1/2 sandwich is usually enough for most!) with outdoor picnic tables for eating. There are walking trails right next door as well. Many order here in the morning and take food to the beach with them
Great local subs/salads to take to the beach!
Henry’s Jr. Sandwich Shop
129 Orange Street
Great local subs/salads to take to the beach!
Siasconset sandwich shop. All sandwiches are served on their homemade bread.
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Claudette's Sandwich Shop
10 Main St
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Siasconset sandwich shop. All sandwiches are served on their homemade bread.
Mid island restaurant, well known for upscale fish dishes. Has a smaller bar at the front of the house with a separate bar menu.
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Sea Grille
45 Sparks Avenue
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Mid island restaurant, well known for upscale fish dishes. Has a smaller bar at the front of the house with a separate bar menu.
Homemade waffle cones and many flavors of ice cream
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The Juice Bar
12 Broad St
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Homemade waffle cones and many flavors of ice cream
Reasonably priced Breakfast, lunch, dinner and homemade ice cream (my personal favorite for ice cream on island) with varying flavors
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Island Kitchen
1 Chins Way
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Reasonably priced Breakfast, lunch, dinner and homemade ice cream (my personal favorite for ice cream on island) with varying flavors
Workouts/Exercise
Great workouts and spin classes! The best instructors on the island
Nantucket Cycling & Fitness
25 Youngs Way
Great workouts and spin classes! The best instructors on the island
Recreation/Water sports
Jetties Beach Sailing Center Rent paddleboards, kayaks and small sailboats. Schedule sailing lessons. Across from Sandbar Restaurant at Jetties Beach
Jetties Sailing Center
Jetties Beach Sailing Center Rent paddleboards, kayaks and small sailboats. Schedule sailing lessons. Across from Sandbar Restaurant at Jetties Beach
Local movie theater.
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Dreamland Theatre
17 South Water Street
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Local movie theater.
Tennis court rentals by the beach!
Nantucket Tennis
2 Bathing Beach Road
Tennis court rentals by the beach!
Great views and surfing
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Cisco Beach
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Great views and surfing
Local library with many community based activities
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Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street
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Local library with many community based activities
Small aquarium updated annually with local animal finds. Animals are released at the end of every season.
Maria Mitchell Aquarium
28 Washington Street
Small aquarium updated annually with local animal finds. Animals are released at the end of every season.
Great local plays
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
62 Centre St
Great local plays
Local harbor sailing excursions
Endeavor Sailing Excursions
Local harbor sailing excursions
Great local cooking classes as well as a fabulous coffee shop and pre-made takeout downstairs at the Corner Table
Nantucket Culinary
22 Federal St
Great local cooking classes as well as a fabulous coffee shop and pre-made takeout downstairs at the Corner Table
Local golf club with reseravation based tee times, driving range and restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining
Miacomet Golf Club
12 W Miacomet Rd
Local golf club with reseravation based tee times, driving range and restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining
Local shopping and many fishing excursions can be booked here
Straight Wharf
Local shopping and many fishing excursions can be booked here
Bike rentals
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Young's Bicycle Shop
6 Broad Street
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Bike rentals
Summer movie schedule in historic hall
Siasconset Casino Association
10 New St
Summer movie schedule in historic hall
Local shopping
Main Street
109 Main Street
Local shopping
Nantucket Conservation Foundation "ACK Trails" is an app that details local walking trails and maps on their conservation lands which covers approx. 1/3 of the island.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
118 Cliff Rd
Nantucket Conservation Foundation "ACK Trails" is an app that details local walking trails and maps on their conservation lands which covers approx. 1/3 of the island.
260 Milestone Rd. Known to locals as "Skinners", 9 hole golf course open to the public
Siasconset Golf Course
260 Milestone Road
260 Milestone Rd. Known to locals as "Skinners", 9 hole golf course open to the public
Off of Lovers Lane. Can purchase discs at the Sunken Ship downtown
Nantucket Disc Golf Course
21 Lovers Lane
Off of Lovers Lane. Can purchase discs at the Sunken Ship downtown
Health
In the front house :)
Island Acupuncture & Associates
5-B Pine Tree Road
In the front house :)
Local Emergency services
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect St
Local Emergency services
Craniosacral therapy, PT, body balancing. Paula is the best!
Nantucket Holistic Health
37 Old South Road
Craniosacral therapy, PT, body balancing. Paula is the best!
Massage and Facials. Monika and Anne Marie are both excellent!
Monarch Face & Body
37 Old South Road
Massage and Facials. Monika and Anne Marie are both excellent!
Transportation
Car ferry and fast ferry reservations
The Steamship Authority Nantucket Terminal
1 Steamboat Wharf
Car ferry and fast ferry reservations
Fast ferry reservations to Hyannis, Marthas Vineyard, and Harwich
Hy-Line Cruises
34 Straight Wharf
Fast ferry reservations to Hyannis, Marthas Vineyard, and Harwich
Nantucket Memorial Airport
14 Airport Road
Taxi stand Hyline
Steamboat Wharf Taxi Stand
Main Street Taxi Stand
Roger's Taxi
16 Hummock Pond Road
Walking distance (1.2 miles) from the house. Bike rentals and repairs
Island Bike Company Inc.
25 Old South Rd
Walking distance (1.2 miles) from the house. Bike rentals and repairs
Local bus system that courses the island. Otherwise known as "the Wave". Closest stops to Pine Tree Rd. are Macy Ln., Mary Ann Dr. (both one street over from Pine Tree) or the Airport
Nantucket Regional Transit Authority
20 S Water St
Local bus system that courses the island. Otherwise known as "the Wave". Closest stops to Pine Tree Rd. are Macy Ln., Mary Ann Dr. (both one street over from Pine Tree) or the Airport
Neighborhoods
Historic quaint whaling homes and large elegant modern builds. Codfish park beach with playground (caution...tides are strong here and rip currents frequent). Often a good place to see seals. Sankaty head lighthouse, Skinners golf course (open to the public), Sconset market (great cookies and fresh baked French loaves in the afternoons), Claudettes Sandwich shop for take out, Sconset Bluff walk and wooden bridge for great scenic picture ops. Home of Bill Belichik and soon to be Teddy Bruschi :)
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Siasconset
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Historic quaint whaling homes and large elegant modern builds. Codfish park beach with playground (caution...tides are strong here and rip currents frequent). Often a good place to see seals. Sankaty head lighthouse, Skinners golf course (open to the public), Sconset market (great cookies and fresh baked French loaves in the afternoons), Claudettes Sandwich shop for take out, Sconset Bluff walk and wooden bridge for great scenic picture ops. Home of Bill Belichik and soon to be Teddy Bruschi :)
Great beaches and surfing (Cisco), Bartlett Farm Market, Cisco Brewery, 167 Seafood to buy fresh fish to cook and has a great Food truck, Millies Restaurant
Madaket
Great beaches and surfing (Cisco), Bartlett Farm Market, Cisco Brewery, 167 Seafood to buy fresh fish to cook and has a great Food truck, Millies Restaurant
Surfside beach offers bath house and food, bike path. Other beaches here are Nobadeer, Nobaside, Point of Breakers
Surfside
Surfside beach offers bath house and food, bike path. Other beaches here are Nobadeer, Nobaside, Point of Breakers