Polpis Harbor Nantucket

Polpis

Polpis

Explore Polpis!

The rural character of Polpis speaks to its proud farming past — working cranberry bogs keep agrarian traditions alive. Protected Polpis Harbor is a haven for sailing or quiet contemplation. Its picturesque, rustic qualities have made Polpis a favored spot for Nantucket artists for centuries. The rolling moors and larger parcels of land offer privacy and lots of spaces to explore. Conveniently located yet rural and peaceful, Polpis is under five miles from the Milestone rotary and easily accessible by the Polpis bike path.

One of the highest elevations on Nantucket is Altar Rock, which can be accessed via a dirt path in Polpis.

Polpis Attractions

Nantucket's Life-Saving Museum is located in Polpis at 158 Polpis Road. An affiliate of Egan Maritime Institute, the museum is dedicated to honoring Nantucket's history of shipwrecks, lifesaving, and rescuers. Tip: For a free shuttle to the museum, take the Shipwreck Shuttle from Visitors Services, 25 Federal Street, Monday through Saturday from May 30 through October 10.

In Polpis, you can also easily access the Windswept Cranberry Bog, a 205-acre conservation property home to miles of trails and bird species. The bog is especially colorful in mid-October, when the cranberries are harvested.

A GPP favorite to explore is Reyes Pond, located at 231 Polpis Road. A Nantucket Land Bank property, this 16-acre parcel is a beautiful hike through wetlands, elevated marshes, and offers views of Altar Rock, the observatory, and cranberry bogs.

Want to vacation in this beautiful part of the island? Browse Polpis vacation rental homes.

Distance to Town: 2-4 miles

Distance to the Beach: 0 miles

Properties in Polpis

5 beds
4.0 beds
Miacomet

18 Sleepy Hollow

$3,200,000

4 beds
3.2 beds
Cliff

39 Cliff Road

$9,750,000

6 beds
4.0 beds
Tom Nevers

124 Tom Nevers Road

$7,250,000

7 beds
7.2 beds
Sconset

31 Sankaty Road

$8,995,000

5 beds
5.1 beds
Hummock Pond

16 Aurora Way

$4,295,000

4 beds
1.1 beds
Tom Nevers

14 Flintlock Road

$2,495,000

5 beds
4.1 beds
Town

20 Cliff Road

$5,300,000

5 beds
4.1 beds
Hummock Pond

47 Hummock Pond Road

$5,895,000

 
Sconset

32 Cannonbury Lane

$1,995,000

2 beds
2.0 beds
Surfside

17 Okorwaw Avenue

$4,950,000

3 beds
4.2 beds
Madaket

56 Washington Avenue (10 Oakland)

$3,750,000

7 beds
5.0 beds
Surfside

14 Tripp Drive

$3,650,000

3 beds
2.0 beds
Madaket

36 Arkansas Avenue

$1,200,000

 
Town

8 Red Mill Lane

$3,750,000

3 beds
2.1 beds
Middle Moors

16 Sesapana Road

$2,897,000

2 beds
1.0 beds
Mid Island

7 Square Rigger Road

$1,895,000

6 beds
6.3 beds
Shawkemo

1 Shawkemo Hills Lane

$8,995,000

4 beds
3.1 beds
Cliff

14 Delaney Road

$5,695,000

4 beds
3.0 beds
Mid Island

12 Pine Tree Road

$1,925,000

1 beds
1.0 beds
360 sf beds
Cliff

2 Cabot Lane

$2,095,000