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where to stay

We are a family of 4 adults, 2 toddlers and an infant visiting Nantucket for the first time the first week in July. We'd like to be able to rent a house where we can walk to a beach and hang for the day and walk to shops/dinner...

Strolling around for us is easier than loading up a rental car or bikes. What area should we search in? I don't understand the layout of the island as to where the main shops are, best beaches and so on. We've seen houses available near surfside, in sconset but don't know what that really means. We want quite but convenient.

Thank you

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1. Re: where to stay

I think staying in Town or in the Brant Point area would be your best bet. This makes it easy for you to stroll into town for dinner/shopping (or to the supermarket for diapers and milk!), but also puts you within a 10- to 20-minute walk, or quick bus ride, of Jetties Beach and Children's Beach.

Jetties Beach has a decent snack bar with outdoor seating, so you can make a day of it at the beach without having to pack a full picnic lunch or put everybody back in the strollers to go elsewhere. Children's Beach is adjacent to a playground.

Many of the other beaches on Nantucket, such as Sufside and 'Sconset, often have heavy surf -- sometimes fun for adults, but probably not ideal for toddlers.

'Sconset is beautiful and does have a little village where you can get some groceries, have dinner, etc., but it's not nearly as large or as varied in its offerings as the center of Town.

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