- Nantucket has over 82 miles of pristine beaches, about two miles of which belongs to the town. The remaining beaches are owned by private non-profit organizations and landowners, who graciously open them to the public.
- Nantucket is usually 10% cooler than the mainland in the summer and 10% warmer in the winter because of its proximity to the Gulf Stream.
- Nantucket is an island, a county, and a town. It is the only place in America with the same name for all three.
Nantucket Island is located 30 miles at sea from Hyannis on the southern coast of Cape Cod. The island is 3 1/2 miles north to south and 14 miles east to west. The population of Nantucket Island is approximately 12,000 year-round and 55,000+ during the summer season.