Nantucket Beaches - Surfside
Surfside is a charming, one-of-a-kind community, featuring wide expanses of sandy beach and timeless cottages overlooking the sea. A preferred address for its relaxed atmosphere and proximity to mid-island, the airport, and island ferries, Surfside has long been prized as a summer retreat. Here, wild blueberries hide among native pines, and stories of Nantucket's heroic past are whispered by the wind. The fabled Nantucket Railroad once stopped here, and the only surviving on-island Life-Saving Station (the forerunner of today's Coast Guard) lives on as Star of the Sea hostel. Regular service to and from town is provided by the island shuttle, "the Wave", which stops near a popular summer snack bar. The bike path provides easy access to the beach.