Children’s Beach, located at 15 Harbor View Way, has been Nantucket’s popular downtown outdoor recreation area since the early 1900’s. Its proximity to the popular shops and restaurants of Nantucket’s historic cobblestoned business district makes Children’s Beach a delightful walking-distance respite to the hustle and bustle of the summer. As its name implies, Children’s Beach is perfect for youngsters with a small lifeguarded beach, manicured park, playground, picnic tables, bandstand and concession stand. Seasonal activities and events are programmed for the park and bandstand. Please refer to the Children’s Beach Activities page for schedules and information.
Per Chapter 290 of the Acts of 1914: “[Said property] accepted by the Town of Nantucket at its annual town meeting held February 8, 1915, the Selectmen of said Town of Nantucket under and by the authority given use by said Act do hereby take “the following described tract of land and flats situated at the “clean shore”, so called, in said Nantucket, which said land and flats shall hereafter be kept and maintained as a public park.”
Article 80 of the 1961 Annual Town Meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission was “instructed to lay out and construct a Community park at Children’s Beach”
1961 Town Report states that the Parks and Recreation Commission has “charge of maintenance of Children’s and Jetties Beaches.”