Head 5 1/2 miles west out of Town to Madaket where you will find the spirit of old Nantucket alive and well. Known for its pristine beaches, incredible sunsets, history and harbor, Madaket has a lot to offer visitors looking to get away from it all, even during peak season.
There is a wide variety of beaches to chose from. Madaket beach is wide, open ocean beach backed by grass-covered sand dunes. The surf can get rough here, if in doubt swim near the lifeguards. The rough surf means great surfing andon big days the islands surfing population flocks to Madaket which makes for great spectating. For those with young children or just want calmer waters the Harbor offers great beaches with views of Tuckernuck Island. Another plus, the harbor is always a degree or 2 warmer than the South facing beaches. Those wanting to venture beyond the more popular spots will find similar beaches, with fewer people.
Millies is only one restaurant in Madaket, fortunately, it is very good offering Baja-style eats such as fish tacos and great drinks. Indoor or outdoor seating is available. Millies does have a take-out window if you want to grab something on the way to or from the beach. Millies is no secret so plan ahead.
Next to Millies is aptly names Millies Market stocked with beach gear, snacks, beer, wine, and other essentials.
Part of what makes Nantucket so special is that different areas of the island have their own unique personalities and Madaket is no exception. Connect with us to find your perfect vacation rental in Madaket or another area of Nantucket.
Below is a sampling of Nantucket Vacation Rentals in Madaket available for Summer 2020.