Jetties Beach is located in the Brant Point neighborhood near Town and is a great attraction year-round on Nantucket. The beach is most obviously named for the jetties that mark the opening of Nantucket Harbor. The jetties were constructed in the late 1800′s out of New England Granite. To see the full history, visit the Nantucket Historical Association.
One of the reasons this Nantucket beach is so popular, is that it boasts the only public tennis courts on island, as well as a family friendly restaurant, beach store, restrooms, playgrounds, parking and a lifeguarded beach. At Jetties Beach you can watch the ferries round Brant Point and come into Nantucket Harbor, and get in your afternoon tennis game. Jetties is also special because it is one of the more handicap accessible of the beaches as it has a boardwalk leading most of the way down to the water.
Since Jetties is a harbor beach, the water is warmer and calm, with little to no waves – except when the tide changes (a word of caution – when the tides are changing the undertow can be quite forceful).
Jetties Beach can easily be accessed by bike, foot or WAVE shuttle . If you choose to drive and you arrive early in the day, you should have no trouble parking.
Jetties is located just a short distance from Town, The Cliff and Brant Point, all ideal spots for a summer home. If you are contemplating a purchase or searching for a summer rental, please contact one of our associates for expert advice.