Cisco Beach


You'll find some of the most consistently surfable waves at Cisco Beach, at the end of Hummock Pond Rd. The on-site Nantucket Island Surf School can handle everything you'll need for hitting the waves.

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Nearby Nantucket attractions

1. Madaket Beach

2.85 MILES

There's not a lot to see at Nantucket's western outpost, but this beach, at the end of its namesake bike path, is the island's ace place to watch sunsets…

2. Surfside Beach

3.09 MILES

Surfside Beach, 3 miles from Nantucket Town at the end of Surfside Rd, is a top draw with the college and 20-something set. It has full facilities,…

3. Old Gaol


To see where drunken sailors used to spend the night, visit the Old Gaol, the c 1806 jail that served Nantucket for 125 years. It was constructed using…

4. Old Mill

3.17 MILES

The Old Mill is America’s oldest working windmill (c 1746), as game young docents will demonstrate by grinding corn (weather conditions permitting). It's…

5. Museum of African American History

3.31 MILES

The Nantucket campus of this museum stands as testimony to the influential African American community that thrived on the island in the 19th century. It…

6. Hadwen House

3.31 MILES

A walk through the Nantucket Historical Association’s Hadwen House, a Greek Revival home built in 1845 by a whaling merchant, provides testimony to just…

7. Jethro Coffin House

3.44 MILES

Built in 1686, the Jethro Coffin House is the town’s oldest building still on its original foundation. It’s in a traditional ‘salt box’ style, with south…

8. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

3.52 MILES

What the lighthouse is to the New England coast, the lightship was to the sea – essentially a floating lighthouse to warn of dangerous shoals or sandbars…