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Town, county and island are all one—and all accessible by bicycle, shuttle bus & taxi.  


Nantucket, Massachusetts is a town, a county and an island—all one and the same (map).

Nantucket Town

Nantucket Town is the historic, commercial, business and shopping center, with most of the island's shops, boutiques, hotels and inns, restaurants and services including police, firefighters and hospital.

Steamboat Wharf and Straight Wharf in the center of Nantucket Town (map) are the terminals for ferries from Hyannis, Harwich Port and Martha's Vineyard. More...

Nantucket Airport

Nantucket Memorial Airport, 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the center of Nantucket Town, receives flights from Boston, Cape Cod, and New York City. Shuttle buses run to and from the airport in summer. More...


The only other settlement of any size is little Siasconset, a village 7.6 miles (12 km) east of the main town at the easternmost tip of the island, referred to by islanders as 'Sconset. More...

Around the Island

Other areas on Nantucket island have historic names such as Madaket at the western end; Coskata at the northeastern tip; Cisco, Surfside and Tom Nevers on the south shore; Altar Rock and The Moors, undeveloped areas in the east-central part of the island.

Public Beaches

Nantucket's 10 public beaches are scattered around the island, from Children's Beach right in the town center to Madaket Beach at the island's western extent, and Siasconset Beach at the eastern. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

What to See & Do in Nantucket

Getting to Nantucket

Island Transportation

Nantucket Hotels

About Nantucket

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Nantucket Town, Massachusetts

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