Close to town and across from Steamboat Wharf is a great beach for families with small children. The calmest water on the island is found here, and comes complete with a playground and seasonal snack bar, the Hungry Minnow. A grassy area provides space for additional play and the adjacent bandstand has occasional concerts and early-morning yoga. Lifeguards are on duty mid-June through August. Check the Nantucket Park and Recreation Departments website for additional offerings.