Great Point Nantucket



Explore Wauwinet!

Located between the harbor and the Atlantic, Wauwinet is a seaside retreat with a combination of cottages and recently redesigned homes. Wauwinet was named for an old Native American chief and is located on the northeastern coast of Nantucket. The closest village center is Sconset.

Wauwinet Attractions

Leading to the entrance of Great Point, Wauwinet is home to the iconic and luxurious Wauwinet Inn, an upscale hotel with fine dining and spa services. Recently renovated, The Wauwinet is an important Nantucket landmark hotel for White Elephant Resorts, a unique collection of hotels and resorts on beautiful Nantucket Island and in Palm Beach, Florida.

If you find yourself exploring Wauwinet, don't miss out on The Wauwinet hotel's Topper's Restaurant. Toppers is one of Nantucket's most acclaimed restaurants serving a variety of New England-inspired dishes including oysters harvested less than 300 yards from the restaurant.

Tip: In season, The Wauwinet offers a boat taxi that runs from the Wauwinet Inn to the White Elephant and back for easy access! If you're not staying there, stop in for afternoon tea, or just visit the waterfront lawns and gardens.

The homes in Wauwinet range from elegant and private estates to charming beach cottages. Most homes are set on abundant land, boasting privacy and seclusion. We have an extensive Wauwinet vacation rental inventory should you wish to explore this unique part of Nantucket.

Wauwinet Beaches

Known for its access to Great Point and Coatue, Wauwinet is the perfect escape for a secluded beach day of fishing and picnics. Great Point is a large, undeveloped barrier beach at the tip of Nantucket, and houses the iconic Great Point Lighthouse. It is seven miles long, is popular with fishermen, and is one of the best places to see grey seals. Great Point is privately owned by the Trustees of Reservations and you must obtain a permit to drive on.

Tip: Great Point is not recommended for swimmers, as it is home to fish, seals, and often sharks. We recommend a day of fishing, relaxing, beach games, and picnicking if you decide to visit!

Browse our Wauwinet Nantucket rental inventory.

Distance to Town: 8 miles

Distance to the Beach: 0 miles

Things to do in Wauwinet

Dine at Topper's, a casual waterfront restaurant at The Wauwinet, serving fresh local seafood and island-inspired cuisine.
Deflate your tires and drive out to Great Point, home to Great Point Lighthouse and some incredible wildlife.
Spend a beach day at secluded Great Point, but keep an eye out for seals and sharks!

Properties in Wauwinet

4 beds
2.1 beds
West of Town

5 Maxey Pond Road


5 beds
4.1 beds
West of Town

49A Madaket Road


3 beds
1.0 beds

3 & 3B Wyers Way


5 beds
5.0 beds

17 Burnell Street


3 beds
3.0 beds

12 West Sankaty Road


2 beds
1.1 beds
828 sf beds

12 Derrymore Road


4 beds
2.0 beds

137 Wauwinet Road