Explore the Sound

Discover Nantucket Sound

From sunrises on the beach to sunset cruises on the water, there is so much to do along beautiful Nantucket Sound! Whether you are visiting the Cape and Islands on vacation or you are a resident looking for a new family activity, the Alliance wants you to make the most of your time along Nantucket Sound. Surrounded by 9 towns and more than 50 beaches, and with a rich history and unique environment, Nantucket Sound is the heart and soul of our region. Explore, learn, and play around the Sound to enjoy this national treasure.


Nantucket Sound is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Here is a list of our favorite beaches to visit along the Sound. Reach out to each town’s chamber of commerce to learn more.

Historic Places

The shorelines of Nantucket Sound are dotted with hundreds of historic places, including lighthouses, sea captains’ homes, and places that comprise an important part of our country’s history.


The area surrounding Nantucket Sound offers a diverse array of activities – from family-friendly excursions to memorable adventures. These activities offer an opportunity to explore in and around the Sound.

Parks & Trails

Nantucket Sound and the surrounding area are home to a number of fantastic parks, walking paths, and bike trails.

Map of Nantucket Sound Activities

Explore the map below to learn about the beaches and historic sites near you.

Drone Footage of Nantucket Sound

Video exploring Nantucket Sound created for the Alliance by
Last Minute Productions.

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