Nantucket Beaches - Brant Point
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Nantucket's welcoming harbor in a classically idyllic setting where "summering" had its beginnings. Here, calm waters warmed by the Gulf Stream lap near your back door, and while the bustle of town is only a short walk away, you may just as well be miles away. This is summer living at its splendid best, as generations of families will attest. The Nantucket Yacht Club began on Brant Point piers just over a hundred years ago, and classic and modern sailboats still ply these waters from spring through fall. Watch July Fourth fireworks from your back porch, hammock, or roof walk. Photogenic Brant Point Lighthouse, the first built on the island, was originally commissioned by President Washington - it's comforting foghorn tucks you to sleep on misty summer nights.