Nantucket Photo Gallery

We wanted to share a few of our favorite photographs in this photo gallery. They bring back such wonderful memories!

Whales, Whales and more Whales

No longer the victim of Nantucket whalers, the mighty and magestic whale has taken a honored place in the hearts of residents and vistors alike. Images of whales can be seen everywhere you look, from weather vanes to door knockers to town signs. I even found a moss-covered image on a sidewalk.

Whale Weather Vane, 
Whaling Museum,NantucketWhale Weather Vane
Whaling Museum
Nantucket Town SignNantucket Town Sign
Sidewalk whale, NantucketEven sidewalk moss pays homage to the mighty whale!

Nantucket Boat Basin

Nantucket Boat Basin is the perfect place for strolling and taking pictures. Grey-shingled cottages and bright colored boats casting shimmering reflections make for stunning photographs.

Seagull, Nantucket Boat BasinA seagull enjoys his perch on a foggy Nantucket morning.
Boats & Cottages, Nantucket HarborNantucket Harbor
Home of the "Sunken Ship"
Nantucket Boat BasinNantucket Boat Basin

Uniquely Nantucket

There are so many enchanting things about Nantucket, even the water meter lids have a charm all their own. We found an original Nantucket Lightship life preserver ring hanging in Cy’s Lobster Pot, along with a lot of other amazing memorabilia.

Nantucket Historical Association Historical MarkerNantucket Historical Association
Historical Marker
Nantucket Water MeterNantucket Water Meter
Original Nantucket Lightship Life Preserver RingOriginal Nantucket Lightship Life Preserver Ring
Meridian Stone 1840, NantucketMeridian Stone 1840
OBS Stone, 1850, NantucketOBS 1850
Mysterious Stone
Nantucket grey shingleNantucket grey shingle

Brant Point Beach and Lighthouse

One of Nantucket's most photographed sites, Brant Point Beach is home to the historic Brant Point Lighthouse. It's not the best beach for swimming, but it is a great place to sit and watch the boats go by. This beautiful beach is one of the island's most popular wedding venues.

Brant Point Light from ferryBrant Point Light from ferry
Brant Point Light, NantucketBrant Point
Beach grass and sand dunes, Brant Point Light, NantucketBeach grass and sand dunes

Nantucket Skyline

The famous Nantucket skyline is marked by church steeples, widow’s walks and weather vanes. The two most recognizable buildings are the First Congregational Church and the Second Congregational Meeting House (South Church), now known as the Unitarian Universalist Church. The steeple of the of the First Congregational Church offers a breathtaking birds-eye view of the island.

Clock Tower, 2nd Congregational Meeting House, NantucketClock Tower, 2nd Congregational Meeting House
Church Steeple, 1st Congregational Church, NantucketChurch steeple, 1st Congregational Church
Ship weather vane, NantucketShip weather vane

Nantucket at Night

There is something magical about Nantucket nights. Sunsets are breathtaking. The boat basin lights up so bright it takes on a golden glow. Evenings are perfect for a leisurely stroll and the street lamps add a romantic glow to the cobblestone streets.

Nantucket Boat Basin Golden GlowBoat Basin Golden Glow
Nantucket SunriseEnchanting Nantucket Sunset
Electric Blue Boat, Nantucket Boat BasinElectric Blue Boat
Boat Basin

Streets of Nantucket

Upscale shops, restaurants, taverns, and historic homes line the cobblestones of Main Street, the heart of historic downtown Nantucket.

Nantucket Main Street, Cobblestones laid in 1837Main Street
Cobblestones laid in 1837
Nantucket street signs point the wayNantucket street signs point the way
Nantucket pathwayNantucket pathway

On the Water - Nantucket Boats

Bright colored sail boats, luxury yachts, fishing boats, and charming little row boats fill the harbor and create endless photo opportunities.

Fishing Boats, Nantucket Boat BasinFishing Boats
Fishing Boat, Nantucket Boat BasinFishing Boat
Boat Basin
Sunken Ship, NantucketIconic Sunken Ship

Just for Fun!

Shimmering reflections make for some of our favorite photographs like this one of the buoys floating in the harbor. On our last trip we photographed this sneaky seagull feasting on snacks he stole right out of our bag pack!

Buoys, Nantucket Boat BasinBuoys
Boat Basin
Old rusty equipment, Brant Point BeachBrant Point Beach
Food-stealing sea gull, Brant Point BeachOur snack-stealing friend!

Daffodil Festival 2018

We went to our first Daffodil Festival in April and had a wonderful time. Daffodils were everywhere

Daffodil Festival sign on Main Street, NantucketHappy Daffodil Day
Main Street
Daffodil window decorations, Main Street, NantucketReflections on Main
Daffodil decorations
Chamber of Commerce
Daffodil-decorated antique car, NantucketAntique car parade

The Grey Lady

Morning and evening fog are frequent visitors to the Island, earning her the name of the “Grey Lady.”

Foggy afternoon, Nantucket Boat BasinFoggy afternoon
Boat Basin
Grey Lady preserver, Hyannis FerryGrey Lady
Hyannis Ferry
Red sail boat, Brant PointRed Sailboat
Brant Point

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