Explore Tom Nevers!
It is said that Native American, Tom Never, searched for whales from a high cliff overlooking the south shore and nearby east end of this beautifully rustic section of Nantucket, now known as Tom Nevers. From the rolling, open spaces to pitch pine and scrub oak barrens, this area maintains the distinction of being remote yet accessible to Mid-Island and Town just off Milestone Road. The homes in this area are typically on larger parcels and often enjoy distant ocean vistas and evening skies. Sconset is the closest
Tom Nevers Beach
A favorite with locals, Tom Nevers Beach features coarse sand and heavy surf. Great for beach games, cookouts, and nighttime fire pits due to fewer crowds and more open space. Residents and visitors love the privacy and country setting of this area, 67% of which is conservation land. If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful stretch of sand with great waves and plenty of beach trails for bike rides, Tom Nevers is for you.
Tom Nevers Attractions
With no public attractions or town center, what makes this area unique is all of the open space. The annual Nantucket Island Fair is held every fall at Tom Nevers fields. This weekend-long fair draws about 1,500 people per day. Popular activities include hay rides, a petting zoo, dog show, local craft fair and flea market, pumpkin contest, square dancing, and samplings of local produce. The Tom Nevers fields and playground are heavily used for other community events, which include a baseball diamond, picnic tables, parking, a bike rack, pavilion, and more.
Distance to Town: 7 miles
Distance to the Beach: 0-2 miles