Nantucket boasts many beautiful beaches for all to enjoy! Not every beach is owned and maintained by the Town of Nantucket; nor is every property available for special events, organized sporting activities or private businesses. 

Please keep our beaches clean and safe for all!

  • Alcohol is not permitted on public property.
  • Smoking is not permitted on public beaches.
  • Glass is not permitted on public beaches.
  • Please use trash receptacles; or when not available please take your trash with you.

For information regarding permitting for an event on a public beach or park, please contact the Town’s Events Coordinator at 508-325-4166. For additional information regarding special events please review the Town’s Special Event Policy (PDF). For information regarding conducting private business on any public property, please contact the Town’s Licensing Administrator at 508-325-4100 ext. 7319.

Beach Driving Map

Nantucket’s beaches are a treasure for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Beach vehicle drivers must help ensure that Nantucket’s fragile ecosystem remains healthy and strong by following the Town’s beach access and driving rules and regulations. All beach vehicles must have an annual sticker issued by the Town of Nantucket. For more information on how to obtain a beach sticker and on the rules and regulations of beach vehicle driving, please download the Nantucket Beach Map (PDF).

Beach Access Point Maps

The Town of Nantucket’s beach access signage system is intended solely as an aid in the Town’s Beach Management and Emergency response activities. Be familiar with this signage system and be prepared to use the appropriate Access Point number in case of emergency.

Beach Access Map 1 (PDF) | Beach Access Map 2 (PDF) | Beach Access Map 3 (PDF)

Gender Equality on Nantucket Beaches