Brant Point vacation accommodation is set on the island of Nantucket, off the southern end of Cape Cod on the Massachusetts mainland, and neighbouring the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Here you’ll be in a location famed for its maritime history, with spectacular scenery all around, from sweeping sandy beaches to towering cliffs.
Although the island around Brant Point vacation rentals is relatively small you’ll find a wealth of things to see and do here, especially in the summer months, when the pleasant climate and unspoiled beaches make it a secluded getaway from city life. The whole island is classed as a National Historic District, due to the wealth of historic features. One is Brant Point Light, which was established in the mid-18th Century and was only the second such structure built in the whole of America at the time. The current light dates to the 1856.
Nantucket is an island that was long associated with the whaling industry, and easily reached from Brant Point self-catering accommodation is the Nantucket Whaling Museum, which details the history of this way of life, with artefacts and documents. Much of the architecture around the island dates to when this industry was thriving.
When it comes to outdoor fun, there’s no shortage of options around Brant Point vacation rentals. Fishing is particularly popular around the island, with a host of local businesses offering charter tours. Alternatively you could enjoy a wildlife tour allowing you to get up close to the varied birdlife and seals around the island’s coastline. Nantucket’s beaches are also famous, with each one offering a slightly different experience – on the South Coast the beaches are a little more exposed, with cooler, choppier water.
The neighbouring island of Martha’s Vineyard is easily reached from Brant Point vacation accommodation by boat. It’s known for its upmarket character and boasts numerous art galleries in its quaint towns. Inland activities on offer include biking, hiking and horseback riding.
Brant Point vacation rentals are set on an island that gets moderate weather conditions for most of the year. The height of summer brings highs reaching the mid-20s in July and August. Winters are chilly, but not as cold as on the mainland, with daytime highs usually reaching well above freezing.
If you’re heading for self-catering vacation accommodation in Brant Point from the UK, then you could fly with Delta or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Logan International (BOS), before catching a connecting flight to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) with Cape Air.