Town of Nantucket Beach Driving Permit

The Town of Nantucket Beach Vehicle Permits allow for vehicle access at the following locations:

Beach Map Rules and Regulations  (PDF)

  • 40th Pole
  • Eel Point
  • Nobadeer Beach
  • Smith’s Point, Madaket
  • Point of Breakers/South Shore  (Temporarily closed to vehicle access)
  • Cathcart Beach
  • Low Beach/’Sconset

This Permit does NOT include Great Point. Click here for information on purchasing an Oversand Vehicle Permit for Great Point and Coskata-Coatue: Great Point Permit

Beach Driving Vehicle Permit Fees:

Nantucket Registered Vehicle (Purchased January 1st - May 31st):         $50

Nantucket Registered Vehicle (Purchased June 1st - December 31st):   $100

Off-Island Registered Vehicle (Purchased January 1st - June 30th):        $100

Off-Island Registered Vehicle (Purchased  July 1st - September 30th):    $150

Off-Island Registered Vehicle (Purchased October 1st - December 31st) $100

Vehicle Registered to a Rental Company:  $200

How to Purchase a Beach Vehicle Permit?

ONLINE:

  • Please complete and submit the Beach Driving Sticker Application.  ONLINE BEACH VEHICLE STICKER APPLICATION
  • The permit will be ready for pick-up one business day after receiving the order payment confirmation email from City Hall Systems (Please allow up to 3 days from order date to receive the payment confirmation email).  
  • Please print or screen shot your receipt and keep with you for any time between purchase and pick up of the permit. The receipt will be accepted as proof of purchase in place of the sticker immediately following order.
  • ONLINE ORDERS ARE LEFT IN THE VESTIBULE OF 4 FAIRGROUNDS ROAD FOR PICK-UP 24/7. Envelopes are filed in alphabetical order by last name but often get mixed up after a long day so check through your entire letter just to make sure you didn't miss it.

IN-PERSON:

  • The Permits window is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at 4 Fairground Road in the Public Safety Facility.
  • PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU AT THE WINDOW:
    • Complete Application (Also available to fill-out in the lobby): BEACH VEHICLE STICKER APPLICATION
    • Car Registration
    • Payment: MasterCard; Visa; Cash; Check Made Payable to Town of Nantucket.   

Tips to Drive on the Beach

  • Permit Stickers must be placed on the front and back bumpers. Failure to display the Beach Sticker properly or driving on the beach with no sticker may result in fines up to $300.
  • All vehicles must be four-wheel drive, properly registered and operated by a licensed driver.
  • All drivers must air down vehicle tires to 12-15 p.s.i.
  • Please review complete list of Rules and Regulations for driving on Nantucket Beaches.
  • Please review your vehicle Owners Manual for specific guidelines to driving on sand.
  • For up to date information on Beach closures and restrictions due to protected species, please visit the Birds on Nantucket page.