Located at the west end of the island, Madaket is known for its laid-back style. Madaket features everything Nantucket is famous for — boating, fishing, scalloping, walking, and biking. Madaket Harbor and Hither Creek have an “Old Nantucket” feel with a landscape dotted with simple beach houses and vistas out to Tuckernuck Island. Take in the endless shoreline and beautiful rolling waves. Smith’s Point is located at the tip of the West End and is a great spot to escape the crowds and enjoy some world-class fishing.
Madaket Beach is a laid-back, soft sand beach known for its sunsets and is accessible via a 6-mile paved bike bath, car, or NRTA shuttle bus (seasonal). The westernmost tip of Madaket Beach is accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles only. There is a small dirt parking lot with lifeguards in season.
Madaket Attractions Perhaps the most well-known spot in Madaket is the après beach feel of Millie’s Restaurant. Known for its casual dining scene and margaritas, it's the perfect place to watch the beautiful summer days go by from their picnic-style patio, or see the sun set behind Madaket Beach from the second-story bar. They have a great Mexican-style menu, with killer lobster quesadillas and great options for kids. In-season you can also visit the only store in Madaket, Millie's Market, next door to stock up on ice cream, beach supplies, snacks, and cocktails to complete your beach picnic. Also located on this end of the island is Madaket Marine, a boat sales, repair, and launch center.
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Distance to Town: 6 miles
Distance to the Beach: 0 miles