Located on the north-facing coast of Nantucket Island overlooking Nantucket Sound, Cliff Beach is north of Town Pasture and close to Nantucket Cliffs which stand about 11 metres high.
The white sandy beach is edged by dunes with tracks providing access to the sand. The easiest public access is from Nantucket Beach Club and then walk west.
You can still see the remaining two conical white towers known as the Nantucket Cliff Range Lights which are 1 km east of Nantucket Cliffs. Originally built in 1908, they helped ships safely find the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. These navigational aids are no longer in use and were purchased by the Gilbreth family in 1921.
Located west of the popular Jetties Beach, Cliff Beach has soft white sand extending to Shallow Pond and views include the low-lying Whale Rock just offshore. Protected by Nantucket Sound, the beach has smaller waves.
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