40th Pole - United States, Massachusetts, Nantucket


40th Pole is a pristine and secluded beach located on the eastern coast of Nantucket, United States. This beach is approximately 2 miles long and boasts soft, golden sand that feels great under your feet.


There are no lifeguards on duty at 40th Pole, and dogs are allowed on a leash


The beach offers a variety of activities such as sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and fishing.


There is no designated parking lot at 40th Pole, and visitors must park along the side of the road. Parking is free but limited, so it is recommended to arrive early to secure a spot. Visitors should be mindful of parking regulations to avoid getting ticketed or towed.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: 40th Pole is also known as Quidnet Beach and is a popular destination for bird watchers due to the wide variety of bird species that can be found here.


In addition to enjoying the beach itself, visitors to 40th Pole can also explore nearby hiking trails or visit the historic Quidnet village, located just a short distance away. The beach is also a popular spot for fishing, with anglers often catching striped bass and bluefish.


There are no restaurants located directly on 40th Pole, but visitors can find a variety of dining options in nearby towns, including seafood restaurants, cafes, and casual dining options.


There are a variety of hotels and accommodations located within a short distance of 40th Pole, ranging from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious hotels. Some popular options include The Wauwinet, The White Elephant, and The Beachside at Nantucket.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 81/100

40th Pole provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, 40th Pole does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

40th Pole is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

40th Pole boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

40th Pole does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, 40th Pole maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

40th Pole has multiple restaurant options near or on the beach.

40th Pole is not known for any activities in particular.

Yes, 40th Pole offers accommodations for people with disabilities, allowing everyone to relish the coastal experience.

40th Pole is not dog-friendly.

40th Pole is not generally considered to be good for surfing.