Ah, summer in Nantucket—it doesn’t get much more perfect than that. From the time you board the ferry to the moment you have to leave its quiet, sandy shores, the island is an East Coast favorite for a reason. Discover why Nantucket is a favorited escape by so many this year when you visit Nantucket in July.
Explore all of our favorite places on the island with our exclusive Nantucket Vacation Guide! Get hand-picked recommendations on where to eat and what to do delivered directly to your inbox today!
4 of the Best Things to Do on Nantucket in July
Your swimsuit is packed, and 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, of course, 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? That’s right, 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
Cisco Brewery sits back away from Downtown Nantucket and the famous beaches. Cisco’s sandy patio and countryside views paired with their malty brews and homemade wines make it the 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 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, you’ll be ready to 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.
Discover even more about sunny island life with our summer guide to the Nantucket. You’ll be living like a local in no time with the best restaurants, things to do, and where to stay. We can’t wait to welcome you to Nantucket!