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Siasconset (Sconset) is a Wampanoag Algonquian term for "place of great bones" and is a village at the Eastern end of Nantucket..
Many who come to the island on vacation end up biking the approximately 7 miles from Town out to Sconset along Milestone Rd. Once there, the village center consists of The Post Office, The Sconset Cafe,(www.sconsetcafe.com), with liquor,beer, wine and gifts next door, Claudette's Sandwiches (they are big, you can share) has outdoor seating. The Siasconset Market has freshly baked baguette's daily and a great place for ice cream at the end of your bike ride.
Take Gully Rd to the right of Claudette's down to the beach and drive around Codfish Park where codfish did lay on the beach to dry when fisherman lived there at the turn of the the 19th Century.
In the early twentieth century Sconset was a a summer retreat for an actors colony that performed at The Sconset Casino. Actors came from Boston, New York and stayed in the cottages along Broadway and Front St.
Take a walk on The Bluff Walk which wanders through the front yards of some magnificent ocean front homes. It is a public access way.
And if you are looking for a spot to start your day, try the sunrises on Sconset beach. You will be the first to see the sun on Nantucket.
Front St. Sconset, MA