Summer 2021

The health and wellbeing of our visitors and residents is our top priority!

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What You Need to Know Before You Arrive to Nantucket

Effective Monday, March 22, the MA Travel Order is replaced with a Travel Advisory. Learn what this means. All visitors and residents are asked to comply with safety protocols including:

  • Use of face coverings when physical distance is not possible and at indoor public spaces.
  • Keep social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Wash your hands and sanitize frequently
  • Stay home if you feel ill, call your doctor and get tested.
Millies Sign
Main St Sign
Sankaty lighthouse Sign
Steps Beach Sign
Surfside Beach Sign
Brant Point Sign

Beaches & Parks

Nantucket beaches and parks are open to visitors to enjoy physical activity, recreation and relaxation. Face coverings and proper social distancing is required.

The following are prohibited at the beach:

  • Shade structures or tents (umbrellas and chairs for sitting ARE permitted)
  • BBQ's, tables, fireworks, propane or other fuel tanks
  • No groups of more than 10 people shall be permitted to congregate on the beach


  • Gatherings at private residences: 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors
  • Gatherings at event venues and in public settings: 100 people indoors, 150 people outdoor


All hotels and Bed & Breakfast/Inns are open to the public. We ask all to visit responsibly by adhering to safety protocols. 


Nantucket restaurants offer both indoor (no capacity limit, 6 feet social distance and face covering while not eating required) and outdoor dining, as well as take-out and delivery options. Where accepted, we recommend you make a reservation at your favorite dining establishment.

Visit Nantucket Island updates every week the list of open restaurants.

On behalf of the Town of Nantucket and island business we thank you for visiting our island and helping keep our community safe!