Sconset Beach (Siasconset)
Located on the eastern tip of the island, Sconset Beach faces the rolling Atlantic waves and has strong currents. It is near the Siasconset Old Historic District and is accessed along a boardwalk and foot bridge from Gully Road. The area has changed little since it began as an 18h century fishing village. The wide beach is quiet and uncrowded with easy access to the ocean.
Children can have fun at the play ground or playing on the sand. There are no restrooms or beach facilities apart from lifeguards on duty in summer. However, the village has plenty of cafes and shops for refreshments (try the mouthwatering fresh lobster rolls!) and public restrooms are available.
The surf is generally quite boisterous with frequently strong undertows, so it’s fun for paddling but be aware. Keep your eyes open for inquisitive seals suddenly popping up close to shore. The white sand is very fine and soft and gets searingly hot in summer, so bring flip-flops if you plan to do any walking.
For the best views, take the Sconset Bluffs Walk, a public right of way heading north from Front Street. It runs along the edge of the cottage gardens lining the coastal bluffs. The beautiful ocean/beach views on one side and rose gardens on the other are simply magical.
There is limited local parking but you can arrive by bus and walk from the nearby bus stop.
Also known as:
- Kite surfing
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