In yesterday’s post, I shared a bit about the picturesque Nantucket neighborhood of Sconset. Today, I’m going to share a travel guide to Sconset on Nantucket because, although it is a tiny little neighbor town, there is a surprising amount to do! Sconset just screams New England with its shingled houses and famed Sankaty Head Lighthouse. I’d venture to bet that many of the gorgeous photos you see of Nantucket are in fact snapped in Sconset so let’s dive in!
Before I spill on all the Sconset musts, I wanted to quickly share about our easy sundress looks.
I slipped into this color block gingham dress (under $75!) twice while on our trip because it’s so easy to throw on in a pinch and because the loose flowy nature of it let me eat all the lobster rolls my heart desired. I’ll always be a sucker for gingham and there is no color combo I love wearing more in the summer than red, white, and blue! I paired it with this adorable straw purse (last seen here) and my trusty Jack Rogers sandals. I love this straw purse because it is structured, unlike many of my beloved straw bags that flip and flop around.
Allison wore the most beautiful feminine Sea New York dress with stripe Soludos espadrilles (also love these) and a classic cross body purse (similar for less: one, two). I haven’t been able to stop thinking about her dress since I saw her wear it! I think it would fit right into my closet too! It is old but I’m in love with this super similar dress (more sizes here). Allison and I are both longtime fans for Soludos for their comfort, easy, and style. I always think bows tied around ankles is such a ladylike style that gives legs an elongated look.
A Travel Guide to Sconset on Nantucket
Back to everything you need to know for a visit to Sconset…
Where to Shop in Sconset:
My two favorite shopping destinations in Sconset are CJ Laing and the Sconset Liquor Store. I spilled on my love for the chic boutique, CJ Laing, in yesterday’s post so read more about it there! Other than CJ Laing, I recommend shopping in the liquor store that is about two doors down. Yup, you read that right, the liquor store. It’s quite possibly the cutest liquor store in America! You can shop for adorable Nantucket memorabilia, cozy knit sweaters, chic barware, straw bags, beach blankets and more.
Where to Eat in Sconset:
In yesterday’s post, I introduced the charming restaurant The Chanticleer. The restaurant has such a Nantucket romance to it that I highly recommend it for a lunch or dinner out when celebrating an occasion or when you just feel like getting a little dressed up. The garden in front will make your heart sing! Other than The Chanticleer, If you’re hungry, you have a few great options. For starters, be sure to also pop into Sconset Market for an ice cream cone or for one of their famous blueberry muffins.
While The Chanticleer is for a bit of a fancier affair, I also love the über casual restaurant Claudette’s for breakfast and lunch. You order at the counter and then dine outside on picnic tables while watching all the comings and goings of Sconset. For a beachside meal or beverage, head to Summer House Beach Bistro. You can’t beat eating their lobster Caesar salad and sipping a glass of rosé while having your toes in the sand!
What to do in Sconset:
If you’re looking for an activity to do in Sconset, then I highly suggest heading to the beautiful beach or doing the Sconset Bluff Walk, which is a must in my opinion. The Sconset bluff walk starts in town at Front Street and takes you almost all the way up to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. You quite literally walk through people’s lawns! It’s the best way to see the gorgeous shingled homes, the stunning pink climbing roses, the spectacular blue hydrangeas, and sweeping ocean views. A visit to Sankaty Head Lighthouse is absolutely worth it too! Be sure to bring a camera!
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Photography by Edwin Eversole