Hotel Location - The Wauwinet on Nantucket
Uniquely situated on the northeast point of Nantucket, just 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, The Wauwinet offers visitors the opportunity to explore pristine sand beaches, and an assortment of fun activities. Sail through the coastal swells on a chartered boat, cast a line off a wooden pier, or capture breathtaking photos of Great Point. With its prime island location, The Wauwinet puts it all at your fingertips.
A Charming Nantucket Beach Hotel
Located on the island's northeast end, The Wauwinet combines world-class sophistication with the charm and comfort of a seaside cottage. As a member of the prestigious association of Relais and Châteaux, the historic inn is recognized worldwide for its exceptional service, exquisite cuisine, and luxury accommodations. Neighboring Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge provides a serene setting, while two private beaches give guests access to the lively surf of the Atlantic Ocean and the calm, warm waters of Nantucket Bay. Enjoy an array of on- and off-site recreational activities. Rejuvenate at the Spa by the Sea. Dine at the internationally acclaimed TOPPER'S restaurant. With its charming accommodations, luxurious amenities, and attentive staff, The Wauwinet is sure to please.
For guests arriving by air and by sea, Nantucket is quite accessible. Many cities offer seasonal air travel to the island, including Boston, Providence, New York, and Washington D.C.
Ferry Service and On Island Transporation
In addition, regular ferry service is available from Hyannis, Massachusetts. Taxi service from the airport to the inn is available for visitors arriving by plane. Wauwinet guests enjoy a regularly scheduled shuttle service to and from the Hyline Ferry, as well as complimentary mountain bikes for island excursions, and a variety of sailboats and kayaks for exploring Nantucket Bay. The Wauwinet Lady runs from late June through mid-September, and departs from the White Elephant dock. Van service is also available from the White Elephant. Reservations required.
CapeFLyer Train Service from Boston to Hyannis
The CapeFLyer train service runs from South Station in Boston to the Hyannis Transportation Center, just a short walk to the ferry docks, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Trains depart from South Station on Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings, trains depart from Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Travel time is two hours.
The Sites of Nantucket
Whether you're seeking picturesque sunsets and romantic strolls on the beach, or something a bit more adventurous, The Wauwinet provides the perfect setting. Relax in a chaise lounge with a good book, explore Nantucket in our 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster station wagon, or shop the local boutiques and antique stores of Nantucket Town. For thrill seekers and outdoorsmen, the island offers a variety of recreational activities, including kayaking, sailing, surfing, biking, golfing, bird watching, fishing, and surfcasting.
You'll also enjoy discovering Nantucket Island's many sites. Explore Great Point in four-wheel drive, cruise Nantucket Bay on The Wauwinet Lady, or take a field trip to the Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium. Nantucket has something for everyone, from whale watching with Shearwater Excursions to sampling the Whale's Tail Pale Ale at the Cisco Brewery.
Distances to Nearby Sites
- TOPPER'S - 0 Miles
- Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - 4.2 Miles
- Great Point Lighthouse - 4.2 Miles
- Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum - 4.5 Miles
- Sankaty Lighthouse - 5.4 Miles
- Siasconset Village - 5.5 Miles
- ‘Sconset Bluff Walk - 5.5 Miles
- Nantucket Lightship Basket Musuem - 8.0 Miles
- Shearwater Excursions Whale Watch/Seal Cruise -
- Nantucket Boat Basin - 8.3 Miles
- Nantucket Lightship - 8.3 Miles
- Nantucket Whaling Museum - 8.6 Miles
- Maria Mitchell Association - 8.6 Miles
- Barton & Gray Mariner's Club - 8.6 Miles
- Brand Point Lighthouse - 8.9 Miles
- Jetties Beach - 9.3 Miles
- Cisco Brewery & Nantucket Vineyards - 10.1 Miles
- Bartlett's Farm - 10.3 Miles
- Madaket Beach - 13.3 Miles