Brant Point is one of the nicest and closest beaches to downtown Nantucket. It's a scenic beach next to historic Brant Point lighthouse at the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. It's a great spot to enjoy watching the boats come and go as they enter the Nantucket Yacht Basin.
You see Brant Point from the ferry as you enter Nantucket Harbor, and the lighthouse is a true ACK icon. Grab a backpack beach chair and bike, moped, or stroll to this great spot!