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End of Front St. (Make a Left), Siasconset, MA 02564, United States

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Free, Popular with locals, Off the beaten path

The 'Sconset Bluff Walk (also known as the Cliff Walk) is the most scenic path in Nantucket. It goes from the picturesque village of Siasconset—where small fishing cottages covered in roses cluster along the bluff—to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. This public walkway cuts in front of some of the most beautiful properties on the island. To one side, walkers see lavish summer homes, and to the other, the bluff down to the Atlantic Ocean.

The walk isn't clearly marked, and it can be tricky to find for visitors. Walk down Front Street until the end. Make a right after 21 Front Street and a quick left. Rather than walk down the path to Codfish Park, go straight after the sign that marks the Bluff Walk. (If you are lucky enough to have cell service, Google Maps also indicates the start of the path.) Because of erosion along the bluff, the path spits you out on Baxter Road two-thirds of the way toward Sankaty Head. Make note of where to turn on the path when you walk back to the village—residents don't like it when walkers cut through their yard.

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Sconset Bluff Walk

The 'Sconset Bluff Walk (also known as the Cliff Walk) is the most scenic path in Nantucket. It goes from the picturesque village of Siasconset—where small fishing cottages covered in roses cluster along the bluff—to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. This public walkway cuts in front of some of the most beautiful properties on the island. To one side, walkers see lavish summer homes, and to the other, the bluff down to the Atlantic Ocean.

The walk isn't clearly marked, and it can be tricky to find for visitors. Walk down Front Street until the end. Make a right after 21 Front Street and a quick left. Rather than walk down the path to Codfish Park, go straight after the sign that marks the Bluff Walk. (If you are lucky enough to have cell service, Google Maps also indicates the start of the path.) Because of erosion along the bluff, the path spits you out on Baxter Road two-thirds of the way toward Sankaty Head. Make note of where to turn on the path when you walk back to the village—residents don't like it when walkers cut through their yard.