Wauwinet, Massachusetts

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Wauwinet is located in Massachusetts
Location within the state of Massachusetts
Coordinates: 41°19′45″N 69°59′46″W / 41.32917°N 69.99611°W / 41.32917; -69.99611Coordinates: 41°19′45″N 69°59′46″W / 41.32917°N 69.99611°W / 41.32917; -69.99611
CountryUnited States
Elevation3 ft (0.9 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes02584
GNIS feature ID616971[1]

Wauwinet is a village in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. Its elevation is 3 feet (1 m). Named for an old local Indian chief, it lies on the northeastern coast of Nantucket Island, 4.7 miles (7.5 km) north-northwest of Siasconset.[1] There is an upscale hotel and restaurant just north of the Gatehouse that features both harbor and oceanfront beach activities. Beyond Wauwinet is access by Four Wheel Drive only to Great Point lighthouse and Coatue. Jenny Phillips drowned here on 9 July 2018.


  1. ^ a b "Wauwinet, Massachusetts". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 29 January 2008.