Nantucket Photo Gallery: Nantucket in the Spring

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.

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A Welcome Sight

Brant Point Light Nantucket Photo
© 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.

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A Sure Sign of Spring

Nantucket Daffodils Picture
© 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.

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Nantucket Harbor

Nantucket Harbor Twilight Photo
© 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.

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Main Street

Nantucket Cobblestone Main Street in the Springtime - Photo
© 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.

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Blossoming Trees

Nantucket Picture - Main Street Pacific National Bank and United Methodist Church
© 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.

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Cobblestone Streets

Nantucket Cobblestone Streets - Nantucket Photo
© 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.

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A Must-See Sight

Nantucket Whaling Museum - Picture of the Nantucket Whaling Museum
© 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.

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A Church with a View

First Congregational Church Nantucket - Climb the Church Tower for 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.

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Jetties Beach

Photo of Jetties Beach on Nantucket with Seagull
© 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.

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The Oldest House

Nantucket Oldest House Picture - Jethro Coffin House 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.

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The Old Mill

The Old Mill Nantucket - Photo
© 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.

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Cranberry Bogs

Nantucket Cranberry Bogs Picture
© 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.

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The Views Belong to Everyone

Nantucket Picture Siasconset Beach - An Archway to the Sea
© 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.

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Sankaty Head Light

Sankaty Head Lighthouse Nantucket Massachusetts - Photo
© 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.

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A Lovely Farm

Nantucket Farm Photo
© 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.

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Boardwalk to the Sea

Nantucket Picture - Wauwinet Boardwalk
© 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.

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