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Nantucket OSV Permits

Oversand Vehicle Permits

2023 permits will go on sale in February

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  • The Wauwinet Gatehouse will open in May 2023 for the season, for seasonal permit distribution. 
  • No dogs allowed (April 1 through September 15).
  • OSV travel is at your own risk. 
  • Beach hours are 9AM-Sunset. Access is not guaranteed. 
  • No groups larger than 10 people without permission.


The purchase of an OSV seasonal permit also entitles you to a complimentary Family-level Trustees Membership. 

Remember, your permit will be available for you to pick up when the Wauwinet Gatehouse opens for the season. Please bring your 4×4 registered vehicle to the Gatehouse as the permit will be affixed at that time. 

For information about rental vehicles, please visit our FAQ page.