You don’t have to be an expert cyclist to enjoy the miles of bike trails that lead to sandy beaches on this island; wheelsheelsandpedals.com.
Try our favorite paths:
• Dionis Beach: 3.4 miles northwest via Cliff Road to see America’s second-oldest light station at Brant Point.
• Surfside Beach: 3.5 miles south via Surfside Road. Once on shore, look for seals and unique shells.
• Madaket Beach: 6.2 miles west via Madaket Road. Most of the trail weaves inland around sweeping landscapes, flowering shrubs, and homes.
• ’Sconset Beach: around 18 miles round-trip via Polpis Road past the Nantucket Life-saving Museum, Sankaty Lighthouse, and cranberry bogs.