Your Nantucket Summer Itinerary

BY Grace Beuley Hunt | June 25, 2018 | Feature Features

When it comes to American summer destinations, few hold the allure of Nantucket. Marked by miles of pristine beach, timeless New England style and a strong reverence for tradition, we're always equal parts charmed by its mainstays and the thoughtful new additions that surface each summer. Here's how to make the most of this year's pilgrimage to the Grey Lady.

SHOP For buttery-soft sailor stripes, fine Irish linen cuts and authentic island heritage, pop into Peter England Nantucket’s two stores staggered several cottages apart on Old South Wharf. The England family has been perfecting its “Nantucket-weight” knitwear for more than 45 years; each piece is handloomed in the U.S. with rare yarns. 3 & 11 Old South Wharf

SIP Summer 2018 welcomes a vintage tugboat-turned-private-Champagne-and-oyster-charter. The Nantucket Tug Company will offer intimate harbor private charters featuring local delicacies (think Nantucket oysters and scallop ceviche), and free-flowing libations. While cruises launch twice daily (11:30am and 6pm), charters can rather refreshingly be accommodated outside of the daily departure time. Up to six guests for $1,200, Straight Wharf

SUN At Quidnet Beach on the island’s Eastern shore, there’s always solitude to be found—even in the thick of summer. Hop over the dune barrier from the Sesachacha Pond, and you’ll be greeted by open-towel real estate, powdery-soft sand, views of the candy-striped Sankaty Head Lighthouse to the south and open-blue ocean all the way to Portugal.

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