Its popularity is due in part to its close proximity to town and the ease of a bike ride with a sandwich, blanket, and a fun Nantucket read.
|The cascading wisp of pines at Surfside|
It was once the hope of investors to become a prosperous beachfront community with access by train in the late 1800's including a boardwalk hotel and fine dining. Storms dashed those dreams as waves destroyed and washed away part of the hotel and railroad tracks. The instability of the weather and erosion scared many investors away from purchasing summer homes and the plan eventually failed.