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Though its sweeping beaches and weatherbeaten, shingled facades recall Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket has a blustery island spirit all its own-and its colonial heritage is still far more in evidence than on the mainland, just 30 miles away. Over the past decade the island has become a favored destination for sea- and scene-loving urbanites (and the swanky retailers and restaurateurs who cater to them). But outside of "town" (such as it is), the island's windblown, starkly beautiful dunes and moors feel almost as remote as they must have a century or four ago.

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