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.
  • 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.