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Quidnet Beach, Nantucket
October 12, 2022
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  • Location: Sesachacha Rd Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Reset your mind and focus on wellness with a vacation to Quidnet Beach. Located around 8 miles from Town, the stunning hamlet of Quidnet beckons with its mystical charm. The surreal beauty overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Sesachacha Pond, and Sankaty Lighthouse.

Sesachacha Pond will have you awestruck with its beauty. It is one of the deepest ponds in Nantucket at 43 feet, with an endless sandy barrier that divides it from the Atlantic Ocean. Every year, the barrier beach is cut open once or twice to allow the ocean waters to flow into the pond to keep it lush and scenic.

It is a fantastic place to soak in the sun rays, sail on the calm waters, swim, fish, or relax with a book at hand.

If you’re searching for a bucket list destination, Quidnet is the place to visit. It boasts of low tides, no waves, delicate, soft sand, shelling, and picturesque dunes. The dunes act as shelter beds from the southwesterly winds typical with summer. You’ll also see seals popping their heads in and out of the waters and sunbathing along the shore.

However, there are no facilities, food services, and lifeguards. There’s also limited parking space, and street parking is prohibited, so you’ll need to plan your trip to the beach early. Beach driving is also not permitted along the shoreline.

Quidnet beach is a fantastic spot for sailing and kayaking, but you’ll need to bring your gear. If you enjoy adventure pursuits, you can lace up your boots and head over to Squam Farm, which is adjacent to Quidnet, and explore the trails for a memorable hike.

You can get to Quidnet beach by foot, shuttle, bike, or car. If you’re driving to the beach, go through Easton St. heading towards Hulbert Ave. and continue to Orange St. then turn left and follow Polpis Rd up to Quidnet Rd and continue to Sesachacha.