Written By: Patrick Berger | Photography By: Kit Noble & Brian Sager

With over 80 miles of coastline, Nantucket is nothing if not a beach-lovers oasis.

From the imposing cliffs of Tom Nevers to the gentle waters of Steps, each beach has its own personality and its own cult following. Take the quiz below and find out which Nantucket beach you most align with!


What time of year do you visit?

  1. May and June
  2. July
  3. July 4th and Figawi Weekend
  4. August

How do you get to the Island?

  1. Hy-Line Ferry
  2. Steamship Ferry
  3. Commercial Airplane
  4. Charter Airplane

Where do you stay?

  1. Friend’s house
  2. Rental
  3. Airbnb
  4. Own house

How you get around?

  1. Bike rental
  2. Jeep rental
  3. Uber
  4. Vintage car

What do you do first?

  1. Explore the island
  2. Go to the beach
  3. Stroll around town
  4. Relax at home

What is your favorite Nantucket landmark?

  1. Great Point
  2. Sankaty Light
  3. Cisco Brewers
  4. Compass Rose mural

Where do you eat?

  1. The Brotherhood
  2. Cisco food trucks
  3. Nautilus
  4. ‘Sconset Café

What do you at night?

  1. Beach bonfire
  2. Hang at Sandbar
  3. Hit the bars
  4. Catered dinner party

What do you do if it rains?

  1. Explore the island
  2. Head to the Dreamland
  3. Go shopping
  4. Read at home


If you chose mostly AsYou are Madaket beach.

You are a true islander. You march to the beat of your own drum and aren’t afraid to rough it off the beaten path. You are comfortable doing your own thing and experiencing life in less glamorous ways. You appreciate the island in its pure form. You personify the raw, untamed beauty of Madaket and the alternative side of the Nantucket experience away from the crowds.

If you chose mostly Bs You are Cisco beach.

You are all-American and embody the classic Nantucket experience. You are widely popular and always reliable. You are stable and balanced just like a day at Cisco Beach. You like your beach experience, like your life, not to fall into any extremes. So, no wonder you personify the most reliable beach on island.

If you chose mostly Cs You are Nobadeer beach.

You are a summer person. You are hip and trendy, but most importantly you are young (or young at heart)! You are all about the experience and enjoying life with the right company. You love to have a good time. You live for the party and don’t like to miss out on the fun.

If you chose mostly DsYou are ‘Sconset beach.

You are a member of an old-school club that inhabits one of the nicest parts of the island. You like to enjoy the finer things in life and never hesitate to treat yourself. You live in your own world away from the noise and commotion of town and embody the secluded and private nature of ‘Sconset, Nantucket’s home away from home.

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