Eel Point Beach Nantucket

Eel Point

Eel Point

Explore Eel Point!

Eel Point and Dionis are west of the Cliff and run to the northwest corner of the island. The areas are more secluded and rural, offering privacy with easy access to calm water North Shore beaches. They are popular fishing destinations due to the presence of bait fish here such as the “bunker”, which attract larger predators like bluefish.

Eel Point Beaches

Dionis Beach is a family-friendly life-guarded beach, with beautiful shell-lined paths and white sand. Dionis boasts clear blue water and a sandbar, making it a popular spot for families. Dionis Beach has great views of ferries and sailboats coming and going from Nantucket Harbor and is the perfect spot for water activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking. Dionis is great for shell and seaglass collectors, and during the winter it is a good place for a secluded walk on the beach. It is closed to beach driving year round.

Eel Point Beach offers spectacular views of Nantucket Sound and Madaket Harbor toward Tuckernuck. The 100-acre west end property is one of the island's most picturesque and interesting areas due to its shoreline ecosystem, one of the best locations on the island for seeing shorebirds and other marine life (Common Eiders, Scaup, Long-tailed Ducks, and Mergansers). It is owned by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, one of their earliest acquisitions, and remains one of their most picturesque and interesting areas.

Eel Point is bordered by Nantucket Sound to the north and Madaket Harbor to the south and is accessed via 40th Pole. Away from the hustle of Town, the closest neighbor is Madaket to the west. There is also a large saltwater lagoon located on Eel Point nicknamed “the Bathtub” for its warm water in the summer. It's also a fan favorite because you're able to drive your car on for the ultimate beach day. Learn more about deflating your tires and car restrictions here.

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Distance to Town: 4 miles

Distance to the Beach: 0 miles

Properties in Eel Point

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DOM: 219

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DOM: 250