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

Emergency Order No. 16

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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. Although masks are not required, we advise beach goers to keep physical distance.

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


Effective May 29, 2021, the gathering limit will be rescinded in the state of Massachusetts.


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

Public Transportation

When you ride the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA) The WAVE, wear a face covering.


Nantucket restaurants offer both indoor 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!