I would rather be up against a firing squad than have to demarcate "The Best Nantucket Beach." As if any of them were bad? So, I am going to pick my favorite beach since this is my Nantucket blog :)
|Steps Beach is undoubtedly one of the island's finest, highlighted with stunning views of Nantucket Sound|
Located on top of "The Cliff", Steps Beach is in close proximity to the heart of Town. Marked by a "Welcome to Steps Beach" boulder, this lovely spot is reached via Lincoln Circle. From Town, take Cliff Road west and make a right onto Highland Avenue, followed by a left onto Lincoln. Just look for the boulder. Oh, and about two dozen bicycles! Surf here is minimal which is a plus since Steps Beach is unguarded. There are no bathrooms or concessions here. However, Jetties Beach has all of those things and is just a few hundred yard-walk along the shore to the northeast (walk towards...you guessed it...the jetty). So in summary, Steps Beach is highly recommended--especially in June when your descent down the staircase will be perfumed with roses.
|This boulder on Lincoln Circle marks the entrance to the beach pathway|
|Typical summer scene at Steps Beach|
|Some of Nantucket's choicest real estate is located on Lincoln Circle at the top of Steps Beach|
|THAT is why it's called Steps Beach!|