July in Nantucket: It doesn’t get much better than that. From long days on the beach to classic July 4th celebrations, there’s a reason why so many people flock to the island in the middle of summer. Read on for our favorite things to do on Nantucket in July.

4 of the Best Things to Do on Nantucket in July

Your swimsuit is packed. Your ferry ticket is in hand. It’s time for some much-needed R&R in your favorite sleepy beach town. Start creating your summer bucket list for Nantucket in July!

  • Celebrate Independence Day

The 4th of July on Nantucket is straight out of a movie scene. It doesn’t skip an Americana beat with the tree-lined, cobblestone streets filled with American flags, friendly faces, and a 4th of July parade complete with firetrucks and vintage cars. Oh, and did we mention, a giant water fight in the middle of Main Street complete with Super Soakers and water hoses? If you don’t mind a crowd, there is no better place than Nantucket to ring in Independence Day.

  • Grab a Beer at Cisco Brewery

Wonderfully removed from Downtown Nantucket and the island’s famous beaches, Cisco Brewery, along with it’s sandy patio, countryside views, malty beers, and homemade wines, make a perfect summer escape. Gather underneath the Edison lights for live music and great company any day of the week..

  • Visit Madaket Beach

Madaket Beach is located on the west side of the island near Smith Point. The beach offers some of the most stunning sunset spots on the island and is easily accessible by bike. The local neighborhood is quiet and offers delicious markets like Mille’s (great for tacos and margaritas beachside) alongside sandy retail shops.

Madaket Beach Fact: The town was once home to the beloved Mr. Rodgers.

  • Buy Farm Fresh From Moors End Farm

Moors End Farm is a family-owned farmstand located just outside of town. They offer delicious fresh fruits and vegetables from their nursery, stunning flowers and plants in their flourishing greenhouse, and some of the friendliest service on the island. Nantucket is a town of supporting local businesses, and this is one you won’t want to miss!

Unwind in the Comforts of the Anchor Inn

After a day of exploring the best of Nantucket in July, kick up your feet in our sleepy downtown bed and breakfast. Book your stay at Anchor Inn and enjoy the convenience of cobblestone living with the stillness of the countryside. Stay in the James Arnold Room and enjoy second-floor Nantucket views, a plush queen-size bed, a flat-screen TV, 100% cotton linens, Malin + Goetz bath products, and a complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Nantucket!