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Neighborhood Guide

Madaket

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Unbeatable sunsets and a boaters paradise.

On the western end of Nantucket, you will find a laid-back area known for its sunsets, pristine beaches and one of Nantucket’s best summer restaurants. Approximately six miles west of Town, Madaket offers sandy trails, flowering moors and miles of coastline. While this neighborhood offers limited retail and grocery amenities, it more than makes up for it with its incredible landscape and more casual vibe.

Known For

Epic sunsets

Delectable Fish Tacos

Madaket Marine

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What to Do

Madaket Marine is a Nantucket boatyard and powerboat repair shop and dock to Bill Fisher Outfitters. Established in 1944, the Madaket boatyard began as a family-owned boat repair shop. Boats were brought...

Bill Fisher is a high-end charter and guide outfit based out of Madaket on Nantucket Island that specializes in fly...

A wilderness hike with Nantucket Walkabout is a great activity for the whole family. These hikes take place at Smith’s...

Madaket Beach

If you are looking for the best spot on Nantucket to take in the sunset, head to the west end. Don't forget to order take-out from Millies to enjoy on the beach. The surf can be heavy in Madaket and when the big waves roll through, this is a prime surfing spot. Madaket Beach is clean, peacefully and you will find plenty of room for privacy.

What to Eat

Millie's Restaurant is a Nantucket staple and should be at the top of your to-do list while on island. This popular dining spot is named after “Madaket Millie” Jewett, an island legend...