Featured Beaches and Water Access

Protecting and providing access to important waterfront areas is one vital part of the Land Bank’s mission.

Maxcy Pond

Maxcy Pond is a picture-perfect freshwater pond located in northwest Nantucket. With several access points to the water, it is

40th Pole Beach

40th Pole

40th Pole is located on the north shore of the island and has small waves, which makes it ideal for

Codfish Park

Codfish Park

Located on the east end of the island, this beach has medium sized waves and is close to the center

Sunset at Cisco Beach

Cisco Beach

This popular surf beach is on the south shore and there is a large submerged sandbar that allows waves to

Ladies Beach path to the ocean at sunset.

Ladies Beach

Located south of Bartlett Farm and within the Smooth Hummocks Coastal Preserve, this beach features excellent body surfing and boogie

Madaquecham Beach

Madequecham Beach

Madequecham is located on the southeastern shore of the island and is accessed by a long dirt road that leads

Settler’s Landing

Settler’s Landing is located along the edge of Madaket Harbor on the western end of the island and features small

Handicap Accessible

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beaches (Western Ave, Stones and Footsteps)

The Land Bank maintains three beaches along the south shore near Surfside Beach. The first is opposite the youth hostel

Water Tower Beach

Water Tower Beach

Water Tower Beach is located on the north shore of the island. The beach and dirt parking area are jointly