Nantucket Photo Gallery: Nantucket in the Spring

  • 01 of 17

    Brant Point Light

    Nantucket Brant Point Lighthouse Picture
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Nantucket's Brant Point Lighthouse comes into view as we approach the Massachusetts island aboard the Steamship Authority's high-speed Nantucket ferry, the M/V Iyanough. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    A Collection of Pictures of Nantucket Landmarks

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    My friend, Jessica Mand, and I spent a glorious May weekend on Nantucket in 2007. From our centrally located accommodations at The Periwinkle B&B, we were able to explore--and photograph--many landmark island places during our short stay.

    Enjoy these pictures of Nantucket's harbor, beaches, lighthouses, cobblestone streets, cranberry bogs and historic attractions, along with the flowering trees and sunny daffodils that are a harbinger of spring on this lovely island.

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 2 of 17 below.
  • 02 of 17

    A Welcome Sight

    Brant Point Light Nantucket Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring The first lighthouse was erected at Brant Point in 1746. The current Brant Point Light dates to 1901. The petite, 26-foot beacon is always a welcome sight to Nantucket travelers. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 3 of 17 below.
  • 03 of 17

    A Sure Sign of Spring

    Nantucket Daffodils Picture
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Daffodils are a sure sign of spring on Nantucket. From early April through the middle of May, more than 3 million daffodils bloom on the Massachusetts island. The Nantucket Daffodil Festival is held the last weekend of April each year. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 4 of 17 below.
  • 04 of 17

    Nantucket Harbor

    Nantucket Harbor Twilight Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring This twilight view of Nantucket Harbor was taken from the dock across from the White Elephant Hotel, which has been an island landmark since the 1920s. This is the view enjoyed by diners at the hotel's Brant Point Grill. Children's Beach is on the right. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 5 of 17 below.
  • 05 of 17

    Main Street

    Nantucket Cobblestone Main Street in the Springtime - Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Nantucket's cobblestone Main Street begins to come to life in the springtime. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 6 of 17 below.
  • 06 of 17

    Blossoming Trees

    Nantucket Picture - Main Street Pacific National Bank and United Methodist Church
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Nantucket visitors see the imposing brick Pacific National Bank building as they walk up Main Street from the ferry dock. The United Methodist Church is next door. Flowering trees are just starting to reveal their blossoms during the first weekend in May. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 7 of 17 below.
  • 07 of 17

    Cobblestone Streets

    Nantucket Cobblestone Streets - Nantucket Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring The cobblestone streets in Nantucket's historic downtown are lovely to see, but they're difficult to walk along, and they really take a toll on island automobiles. The first thing my innkeeper warned me about before my trip: "Don't pack heels.". © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 8 of 17 below.
  • 08 of 17

    A Must-See Sight

    Nantucket Whaling Museum - Picture of the Nantucket Whaling Museum
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring The Whaling Museum is one of Nantucket's must-see sights. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 9 of 17 below.
  • 09 of 17

    A Church with a View

    First Congregational Church Nantucket - Climb the Church Tower for Island Views
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Nantucket's First Congregational Church is located at 62 Centre Street. In season, visitors can climb 94 stairs to the top of the tower for spectacular island views. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 10 of 17 below.
  • 10 of 17

    Jetties Beach

    Photo of Jetties Beach on Nantucket with Seagull
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring This seagull has Jetties Beach on Nantucket all to himself on an early May day. Soon, though, summer vacationers will crowd this beach, where fireworks light up the Fourth of July night sky and the Boston Pops play an annual August concert. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 11 of 17 below.
  • 11 of 17

    The Oldest House

    Nantucket Oldest House Picture - Jethro Coffin House on Nantucket
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Nantucket's oldest house, the Jethro Coffin House, was built in 1686. It is the only surviving residence from the original English settlement on Nantucket. The Oldest House is open for tours from mid-May through mid-October. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 12 of 17 below.
  • 12 of 17

    The Old Mill

    The Old Mill Nantucket - Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Built in 1746, the Old Mill on Nantucket is the oldest operational mill in America. Visitors can see demonstrations and learn about the mill's history from mid-May through mid-October. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 13 of 17 below.
  • 13 of 17

    Cranberry Bogs

    Nantucket Cranberry Bogs Picture
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Cranberries have been grown on Nantucket since 1857. You'll see cranberry bogs as you bike or drive out toward Siasconset on the eastern side of the island. Organic cultivation techniques are helping Nantucket cranberry growers compete in a global market. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 14 of 17 below.
  • 14 of 17

    The Views Belong to Everyone

    Nantucket Picture Siasconset Beach - An Archway to the Sea
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring The sign on this little arched sitting area by the sea clearly says "Private," but views of Nantucket's Siasconset Beach are free for all. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 15 of 17 below.
  • 15 of 17

    Sankaty Head Light

    Sankaty Head Lighthouse Nantucket Massachusetts - Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring Sankaty Head Light on Nantucket's eastern shore was built in 1850 and remains an active aid to navigation. The lighthouse's position on an eroding bluff is precarious, and plans are in place to move the lighthouse to a safer location sometime in 2007. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 16 of 17 below.
  • 16 of 17

    A Lovely Farm

    Nantucket Farm Photo
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring There are still about a dozen farms on Nantucket. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.

    Continue to 17 of 17 below.
  • 17 of 17

    Boardwalk to the Sea

    Nantucket Picture - Wauwinet Boardwalk
    ••• Nantucket in the Spring A 450-foot boardwalk leads to the dock and a private beach at The Wauwinet, Nantucket's exclusive and luxurious waterfront resort. © 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission

    The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.