Distance to Beach: 2 miles | Distance to Town: 7.5 – 7.8 miles
Pocomo and Wauwinet are located in the northeastern-most point of the island. Beloved for the sprawling waterfront homes, extensive beaches and sophisticated neighborhoods, this is the area for those looking for a more tranquil escape.
What To Do
Simon Edward’s Fifth Bend Oyster Farm is one of the best farms on island. Located in the Pocomo area at the Head of the Harbor, this is a great place to learn about what makes Nantucket’s oysters some of the best in the world. Every summer the Land Council partners with Shearwater Excursions for boat tours and it is a must for oyster connoisseurs! During the high season you can book your tickets here.
Kitetucket is a Nantucket Kiteboarding School that offers private or group lessons. In the summer months, find them on Pocomo Beach on every windy day! They also offer kiteboarding camps, foil boarding lessons, SUP instruction and IKO assistant instructor courses.
One of the most picturesque and notable places on island has to be The Wauwinet Inn. This oceanfront retreat is internationally recognized as one of the best hotel’s in the world by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler and is Nantucket’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel. They also have a great spa, Spa by the Sea, and you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy their services.
Where To Eat
You can’t visit the Wauwinet area without a meal at Topper’s. This five-star restaurant offers upscale East Coast dishes while dining along the Nantucket Bay. They’ve also received the Wine Spector Grand Award multiple times for their impressive selection, 1,450 wines to be exact. The perfect place to sit back, relax and take in that view.
Coatue is part of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by car or boat with a beach permit. It is a narrow strip of beach with “points” that make Nantucket’s shape so unique. Because of its rolling dunes, salt marshes and beautiful landscape, this area is a must-see. This is also where hundreds of harbor seals congregate, but be careful to not get too close!
Great Point is also part of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and requires a beach permit and vehicle to access. Spend the day driving to and relaxing on this remote beach, visit the Great Point Lighthouse and take in the incredible views along the eastern and western side of the point.
*Fisher Tip: this is a great place for beach fishing, but certain sections of the refuge are sometimes closed to protect nesting shorebirds so be sure to check with the guard stand first. Unfortunately, dogs are not welcome on the beach at any time.
Pocomo Beach is on the harbor side and is a popular spot for kayaking and windsurfing. West of the Head of the Harbor, this beach has limited parking, warm, calm waters and is great for those vacationing with children.