Best of Boston

2006 Best Beach, Nantucket


Nantucket is filled with righteous beaches, but there’s something extra-special about Cisco and its shifting moods. On calm afternoons, surfers ride rolling waves for hours, then nap in soft, white sand. On windy mornings, thrill-seekers get adrenaline rushes by battling serious South Shore breakers. And on sunny island days, locals lunch and soak in some rays while being watched over by lifeguards, but not trampled on by tourists.

Off Hummock Pond Road, Nantucket, 508-228-1700,