7 Beautiful Siasconsett (‘Sconset) Photography Spots – Nantucket

Siasonset (a.k.a. ‘Sconset) is a charming village located on the east end of Nantucket. The village is about 7-miles from town and it overlooks the shoreline and offers some of the most picture-perfect views.

The village’s 18th and 19th century rose-covered cottages are in full bloom in early July and are must-see sights. ‘Sconset is distinguished by its slower pace, nine-hole public golf course, wonderful restaurants, and even its own post office.

Here are 7 photography spots in ‘Sconset for you to check out:

Main Street Rotary

The Main Street Rotary is a great photography spot in ‘Sconset on Nantucket. The rotary features a flag pole in the center which has a large flag along with port and starboard lights on it. There are also a variety of flowers including hydrangeas, carpet roses, echinacea, sedum, and daffodils that are plated around the rotary.

Sankaty Head Lighthouse

Sankaty Head Lighthouse has been standing on the shores of Nantucket for over 160 years. The beautiful red and white striped lighthouse stands about 70 feet tall. It was moved in 2007 in order to avoid erosion and it now stands approximately 270 feet from the bluff’s edge.

Sconset Beach

Siasconset (‘Sconset) Beach is a wide beach on the island’s easternmost tip that is very popular with visitors to ‘Sconset. It is one of the few island beaches that seniors can easily access (no steep inclines). The surf can be rough, with strong currents. Don’t pass up the opportunity to photograph this stunning white sand beach!

‘Sconset Bluff Walk

The ‘Sconset Bluff Walk is Nantucket’s most scenic path and is ideal for visiting/photographing at any time of year. It leads from the picturesque village of Siasconset to the Sankaty Head Lighthouse. This public walkway runs directly in front of some of the island’s most beautiful homes. Walkers can see lavish summer homes on one side and the bluff down to the Atlantic Ocean on the other. There are also flowers everywhere you look during the spring and summer!

Sconset Foot Bridge

‘Sconset Foot Bridge is a must-photograph location when visiting the area. The bridge overlooks the ocean and the village of ‘Sconset. It was constructed by Charles H. Robinson in the late 1800s. The 90-foot long ‘Sconset Foot Bridge was essential to bring pedestrians between the Sunset Heights neighborhood and the village of ‘Sconset. From the bridge, photographers can capture mansions, a beautiful sundial, and sweeping ocean/beach views.

Sconset Market

‘Sconset Market is a great spot to stop for produce, wares, and treats when on Nantucket. The market also makes for a pretty photo location considering the great energy around the market in the summer and the old gray-shingled building. You will often find antique cars parked outside the market which are a plus!

Siasconset Union Chapel

The Siasconset Union Chapel was built in 1883 as an ecumenical “House of Worship” and has since hosted Protestant and Roman Catholic services. The Chapel is at the heart of the community of ‘Sconset. It serves as a gathering place for prayer, song, message, marriage, and contemplation, as well as an annual renewal and resumption of friendships. The chapel itself is beautiful along with the grounds and gardens.

The Chanticleer

The Chanticleer is one of Nantucket’s most prestigious restaurants. It is located in Sconset, MA and serves seasonal ingredients as well as some of the world’s finest wines. The Chanticleer’s lush garden is spectacular and can be viewed through a gate on New Street. The gardens produce organic herbs, flowers, berries, and seasonal vegetables for the kitchen.

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