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Dionis Beach, Nantucket
October 12, 2022
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  • Location: Dionis Road, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

The scenic Dionis Beach, which sits on the northern end of Eel Point Road, three miles from town, is worth prioritizing. Endless sunshine, soaring dunes, red seaweed, and soul-warming waters await beachgoers at this charming destination.

The sand here is hard-packed, so you can go for your morning run while you marvel at the backdrop of steep, picturesque bluffs. Don’t forget to pick a variety of stunning shells along the way to commensurate your trip.

Dionis Beach is an excellent choice for surfers seeking the perfect wave, and the calm waters are perfect for swimmers and anglers. The serene beach with shallow tides is dotted with dunes making it an ideal spot for family vacations and picnics.

Beachgoers can cycle or take the NRTA shuttle bus and alight at Eel Point Road. Take Madaket Road and look out for Eel Point Road just after Cliff Road if you’re cycling or driving. About one mile ahead, you’ll see a white boulder named Dionis that ushers you into the beach. There’s a spacious parking area at the end of the road.

You can choose to relax in the beach huts, build sandcastles with your little ones or dive into the waters for a swim.

Travelers can unplug and reconnect with nature at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation. The over 250 acres of conservation land is a hidden gem for the most distinct flora and fauna. This small-town charm is packed with natural scenic beauty from pine forests to meadows and wetlands.

Lifeguards are on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during peak seasons. Bathrooms and wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available, but there are no food concessions, so ensure you stock up on some bites while heading over to the beach. Beach driving is also prohibited along the shores.

Ropes and posts line about 300 feet of loose sand to assist visually impaired vacationers in walking unassisted to the beach. At the end of the ropes and posts structure, there’s a slight drop-off with a ramp to help you walk toward the beach.