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Nantucket is a small island located off the coast of Massachusetts, USA. It is part of the state’s Cape Cod region and is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, charming architecture, and rich history. The island is approximately 14 miles long and 3.5 miles wide, and is home to a population of around 11,000 people, although this number swells in the summer months as tourists flock to the island.
Nantucket was first settled by Europeans in the mid-17th century and quickly became a hub for the whaling industry, with many ships setting sail from its ports in search of the valuable sperm whale. The island’s fortunes declined after the end of the whaling era in the mid-19th century, but it experienced a resurgence as a tourist destination in the 20th century.
Today, Nantucket is known for its picturesque downtown area, which features cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and unique shops and restaurants. The island is also home to a number of beautiful beaches, including Surfside Beach, Madaket Beach, and Jetties Beach, among others. Nantucket is accessible by ferry or plane, with regular service from Boston and other nearby cities.