This New England Beach Ranked Among The Top 25 Island Beaches In The World
By Jason Hall
January 4, 2021
Conde Nast Traveler ranked Nantucket's Siasconset Beach No. 23 overall on its list of 25 best island beaches in the world. Amid travel restrictions brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Conde Nast Traveler said its 33rd Annual Readers' Choice Awards relied on readers leaning "heavily into nostalgia."
Per Conde Nast Traveler:
"At the eastern most flank of the island, Siasconset can be reached from town via a six-mile bike ride on the Milestone Road path (or, in the summer, on a NRTA shuttle bus). Food and restrooms can be found nearby in the adjacent historic village of 'Sconset. Built in 1850, the Sankaty Head Light is well worth a wander to the northern tip of the beach (it's rarely open to climb, except on specific days). Best of all, though, is the ‘Sconset Bluff Walk—with the strong Atlantic on one side and a row of multi-million-dollar homes on the other. Waves here are rough, even in summer, so bundle up for a long winter walk if you're on the island during the off season."
Gouverneur on St. Barts topped the list as the No. 1 ranked island beach.
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