Sconset Bluff Nantucket

Sconset

Sconset

Explore Sconset!

Once a fishing outpost overlooking the shoreline, the east end village of Siasconset (often shortened to Sconset) has the charm that makes it one of the island’s most picture-perfect locations. The 18th and 19th-century rose-covered cottages in the village are in full bloom in early July. These cottages marry the classic, gray shingles of Nantucket with English country charm.

Sconset Attractions

This east end oasis is a quaint and cozy dining destination. Although all places are open seasonally, there's something for everyone. The Sconset Market serves as the general store, with fine groceries and amazing ice cream (tip - they have air pumps for your bike!). A must-visit is The Summer House, where you can dine beach-side with beautiful ocean views. There is also a pool. Claudette's is a local sandwich shop open for breakfast and lunch, with an award-winning meatloaf sandwich (tip - always get the secret sauce).

Sankaty Lighthouse is one of the three lighthouses on island and can be seen on your way to ‘Sconset. You will pass Sankaty Light which overlooks the Sankaty Golf Course and some amazingly beautiful summer homes off Polpis Road. One of the most pictured lighthouses in New England, Sankaty is the perfect backdrop for any event photo.

Sconset Bluff Walk is quite possibly one of our favorite places on island. A scenic stroll that takes you through the front yards of homes overlooking the bluff, this unadvertised public way boasts stunning shingle-style cottages with spectacular ocean views. A Nantucket resident and developer named William J. Flagg created the walk in the late 1800s after realizing just how much Sconset would grow in value and exclusivity. In the deeds of the house lots he created, he included a public right of way, which became a gift to future generations. A must-see!

Sconset Beaches

Sconset Beach is a quiet beach with easy access to the ocean. While parking is limited, it's a short stroll from the bus stop. With low surf and a playground nearby, it's a family-friendly destination, and one of the more popular places for a whale sighting!

Stop by our Sconset Office at 6 Main Street and say hello if you are in Post Office Square. Our team can help you with all of your Nantucket real estate and vacation home needs.

Click here to browse our Sconset vacation rentals.

Distance to Town: 8.5 mile

Distance to the Beach: 0-2 miles

Things to do in Sconset

Visit the quaint Sconset Market for upscale groceries.
Stroll through Sconset Village with ice cream from the Market.
Get out of Town and visit our east end office at 6 Main Street!
Walk or bike down iconic Front Street (one of the most photographed places on island).
Dine at the Beachside Bistro for great views of Sconset Beach, and enjoy live music in season.
Visit The Summer House for dinner, and stay for a live piano bar starting in season at 10pm.

Properties in Sconset

3 beds
2.0 beds
Tom Nevers

60 Kendrick Street

$1,895,000

12/23/2022

DOM: 9

6 beds
5.1 beds
Madequecham

46 Madequecham Valley Road

$6,995,000

12/20/2022

DOM: 140

3 beds
2.0 beds
Madaket

56 Arkansas Avenue

$699,000

1/25/2023

DOM: 40

5 beds
5.1 beds
Cliff

8 Highland Avenue

$7,995,000

12/20/2022

DOM: 11

3 beds
2.0 beds
Town

34A Grove Lane

$1,995,000

4/24/2023

DOM: 22

 
Tom Nevers

37 Chuck Hollow Road

$1,450,000

12/15/2022

DOM: 2

2 beds
2.0 beds
Surfside

1 WheroWhero Lane

$1,750,000

12/8/2022

DOM: 136

6 beds
5.1 beds
Surfside

15 Monohansett Road

$4,895,000

12/7/2022

DOM: 130

5 beds
4.1 beds
Miacomet

12 Somerset Lane

$5,995,000

12/7/2022

DOM: 40

6 beds
5.0 beds
South of Town

8 Surfside Drive

$2,600,000

12/21/2022

DOM: 146