Quidnet, located about 8 miles from Town, is a stunning hamlet that overlooks Seschacha Pond and the ocean, with distant views of Sankaty Lighthouse. The homes near Quidnet Beach range from expansive estates to quiet summer cottages. Away from the hustle and bustle of Town, these homes boast beautiful ocean, pond, and conservation land views. The quaint Quidnet village setting is ideal for beachgoers with children due to the calm and warmer waters, with easy access to swimming and kayaking. Just a short car or bike ride through Squam, you reach the Wauwinet area, where you can dine at Topper's, air down and drive onto Coatue or Great Point, and explore Squam Swamp or Squam Farm.
Sesachacha Pond is located off Quidnet Road and is known to be one of the island’s cleanest bodies of water by the Massachusetts Estuaries Project. It is Nantucket’s largest kettle pond and one of the deepest ponds on the island at 43 feet. Most of Sesachacha Pond is surrounded by conservation land owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society called the Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary. With calm, warm waters, Sesachacha Pond is the perfect family-friendly beach day destination, with small sailboats and kayaks dotting the shores.
Quidnet Beach is a short walk over the dunes from the pond with soft sand beaches. A great escape from some of the more popular beaches, Quidnet Beach is known for the opportunity to see seals pop their heads above water. Here you can swim, fish, and enjoy long walks on the beach.
A quick bike ride or drive to Sconset and Wauwinet, Quidnet is the perfect private and off-the-beaten-path Nantucket destination.
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Distance to Town: 8 miles
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