Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nantucket Island Outdoor Recreation Guide

The cozy beds and cozy vibe of Cliff Lodge are great.  In fact, so great that guests find it hard to leave our lodge so they can explore all the activities that Nantucket has to offer.  But you are probably only here for a short while and you really do need to make the most out of your stay.  There are plenty of wonderful things to see and do around Cliff Lodge and the outdoor recreation in this area are experiences you really don’t want to miss out on.  Here is a quick list of all the best outdoor recreation in the area that you can enjoy any time of the year you visit this superb island.

mother and daughter on a blanket at the beach

Explore the beaches

Exploring the beaches in Nantucket is an absolute must for your visit here.  Our beaches are breathtaking and well maintained. The Madaket Beach, Surfside Beach, Jeffries Beach, Siasconset Beach and Dionis Beach are all incredible areas to take a long walk or simply have a good rest so you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

Take a bike tour

A bike tour is one of the best outdoor activities you can enjoy.  Biking is great fun and very healthy. It is also the best way to enjoy fresh air and all of the scenic sights that this island has to offer.  Bike rentals are available from various shops and there are quite a few breathtaking bike tours to enjoy if you want something great to do.

Enjoy deep sea fishing

Charters are incredible and deep sea fishing is a bucket list item you should definitely complete when you visit this superb island.  Deep sea fishing is one of the best water sports to enjoy and the fishing charterers are superb when it comes to teaching you the ropes.

mast and ropes of a sailboat


Sailing is one of the best water sports you can possibly enjoy at any beach.  Sailboat tours are great fun to enjoy and it is also a superb way to see the rest of the island from a different, yet beautiful point of view.


Nantucket is a great place for paddleboarding. This activity is quite scenic and incredibly fun.  It is also one of the easiest water sports out there and you can master perfect paddling and balancing skills within minutes.

surfer riding in the sunset


It is great to learn a new skill while you are on holiday. You can learn to surf at the ACK Surf School and rent surfing equipment from the same place.  Surfing is very exhilarating and isn’t for the faint of heart.

Flying tours

This is one of the best things to do while you are visiting the island.  The Red Baron Adventure includes a flying tour in a retro biplane that is – you guessed it – brilliant red!  If you have always dreamt of feeling the wind in your hair and of flying over a gorgeous island then you should definitely save time for this flying tour.

The outdoor recreation in Nantucket is something you will never find anywhere else.  Pack in as many of these activities as you can for a memory that will last a lifetime.