Jetties Beach is a large sandy on the north shore of Nantucket, facing the Cape Cod coastline and protected by Nantucket Sound. It is on the outskirts of the town and takes its name from the large jetty that protrudes from the point of land at the entrance to Nantucket Harbor.
There is ample parking near the beach including disabled parking spots. You can also take the NRTA shuttle bus which stops right at the beach. Mats extend over the dunes to protect them and run about 380 feet along the beach.
Jetties Beach is very popular with families and has plenty of recreational amenities including a beach cafe, restaurant and shop. There are lifeguards, beach chair rentals, a play area, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, tennis court, volleyball court, and water fountains.
The water is calm, warm and ideal for swimming. It’s a great beach for relaxing, walking, shelling and watching the ferries and boats coming and going from the sheltered harbor. It is also a popular spot for windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.
Popular as a barefoot wedding venue, Jetties Beach also hosts the annual Boston Pops Concert on Fourth of July.
- Kite surfing
- Wheelchair accessible
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