Is Nantucket considered a town, a county, or an island?

Answer: It's considered all three

  • Nantucket is a town, a county, and an island, located approx. 26 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
  • Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, Nantucket constitutes the Town of Nantucket
  • The island is just under 50 square miles and has 82 miles of beach.
  • Nantucket's proximity to the Gulf Stream makes the island 10˚ degrees warmer in the winter and 10˚ degrees cooler in the summer than the mainland. 
  • The eastern coast of Nantucket was the first place in the U.S. to see the first sunrise of the new millennium.

To read more interesting facts about Nantucket, click here.