Best of Boston

2021 Best Secluded Beach, Nantucket


Although you may not be able to pronounce the name (it sounds like “Mad-ah-ka-sham”), you’ll be happy you made the trek to this secret spot when the crowds of summer get too overwhelming. With fresh ocean breezes, playful and often good-for-surfing waves, and few to no people around, beauty is overflowing here; on an adventurous afternoon, meander along the sandy roads that wind along the shore, or, with a beach chair hung over your shoulder, climb down from the tall banks to the soft sand for a well-deserved nap.