Keep the sea on your right and you'll get there.
|Difficulty||moderate, long walk for sand but you could switch to roads|
|Highlights||Sun Sand Sea on the Faraway Island|
On a cloudless afternoon I landed at ACK.
Through the alchemy of tourism and group identity dynamics, “ACK,” the decidedly un-mellifluous three letter airport code printed on luggage tags bound for Nantucket has in recent years become a totem of sorts for the entire island. I say totem rather than nickname because few people actually refer to Nantucket as “ACK” in conversation; they display the brand instead on baseball caps, t-shirts, coffee cups and the like. Most of all, “ACK” appearson the bumpers of cars, on a small oval sticker made to look like a European country code.