How I Spent 52 Perfect Hours on Nantucket, Part Two

Read part one of my Nantucket recap here.

I left off at the end of our first day on Nantucket

On Sunday, we started the day with an Uber ride over to ‘Sconset, a neighborhood (or a town? I’ve seen it referred to both ways!) on the eastern side of Nantucket. We got off at the Sconset Market, where we grabbed (delicious!) blueberry muffins for breakfast.

Nantucket Travel Guide, What to Do on Nantucket // Pearl Girl

The ‘Sconset Bluff Walk was high up on my list of things to do in Nantucket, as I’d seen plenty of gorgeous Instagrams and wanted to experience the full thing for myself. It was just as beautiful as I’d imagined. The houses are enormous (and incredibly expensive, I would imagine), and it’s so cool that you’re able to get so close to them while walking on the path.

It was also relatively deserted. The entire time, we probably saw one or two other groups of people. We didn’t see anyone coming out of the houses, either. Be warned, though: The walk to Santaky Head Light, which just after the end of the Bluff Walk, is pretty long. (I’d guess a couple miles?) We didn’t want to do the whole thing twice, so we grabbed an Uber from there instead.

Though the walk looks out at the ocean, most of the waterfront property there is private. However, there was one staircase towards the beginning of the walk that wasn’t marked private, so we snuck down. It was amazing! There was literally no one on the beach, the waves were coming in, and it was just so peaceful. We probably stayed down there for 15 minutes, but if I had a towel and a bathing suit, I could have parked it all day!

We spent 15 minutes taking photos and catching our breath at Santaky Head. It’s so picturesque and so classically Nantucket, I loved it!

Afterwards, we hopped in an Uber back to our AirBnB, where we took advantage of the amazing porch situation and drank a Fisher’s Island Lemonade (they are the best!) One of my favorite things about our AirBnB was that the family who owned the guest cottage (it was on the property of their larger house) had a dog, Brody, who let roam free throughout the property! He came to visit us while we were drinking and chatting and he was the cutest!

We then got another Uber and headed over to Cisco Brewery for lunch, music and drinks. Y’all, this is such a fun place to spend an afternoon on Nantucket. There’s food trucks (including one from 167 Raw in Charleston!), wine, beer, cider and sangria, live music and picnic tables. (Oh, and also, a lot of dogs.) We hung here for a couple hours, just drinking, chatting, dancing and eating lobster rolls. This spot should be on everyone’s Nantucket itinerary.

Back at our AirBnB, we took advantage of the grill and cooked dinner (well, Natalie cooked most of it) and caught glimpses of the Tonys. (I was so psyched Dear Evan Hansen won!)

Monday morning we got breakfast at Downyflake, where we each had a skillet and one of their famous donuts (I also picked up another one for the road!) Food on Nantucket can be pricey, so I highly recommend this spot, which was very affordable (but still tasty!) Afterwards headed downtown to shop around a bit more and grab one more ice cream at the Juice Bar.

My suit ($40!) // Vineyard Vines hat // Clubmaster sunglasses // Market tote

The rest of the afternoon was spent at Surfside Beach, which was walking distance from our AirBnB. Luckily, we had amazing weather the whole trip, but Monday especially was gorgeous and warm. The water was really cold, so none of us actually went swimming.

We sort of cut it close on timing for our departure, rushing back to our house, throwing all our stuff into our bags, and catching a quick Uber to the airport. Luckily, there was literally no security line and we boarded almost immediately after going through.

It really was the perfect weekend, and I’m so sad it’s over! We’re already talking about plans for next year, and we all agree on one thing: Three days was not nearly long enough!

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  • OK! Nantucket just jumped to the top of my list after reading this and part 1. I felt like I was in the middle of an Elin Hildebrand novel. Y’all covered so much ground — looks like the perfect trip!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

    • It really was!! And you need to go! It’s just a little slice of heaven, as cheesy at that sounds!