Locals Angry Influencers Are Flocking To Nantucket To Be “Coastal Grannies”
Tik Tok is rearing it’s trending head again to the dismay of the residents of Nantucket. Kailey Davis (who describes herself as the “Millennial Martha Stewart”) is a 29 year-old influencer who is at the head of the “coastal granny” trend that is heating up on Tik Tok and beyond. The trend encourages people in their late teens and twenties to skip the wild nightlife associated with their age bracket and instead retreat to vacation in quiet, quaint, beach towns (Nantucket being the hub) – perfect for some good photo and video content. But while businesses and Nantucket’s Chamber of Commerce are enjoying the influx of younger tourists visiting, the local residents of Nantucket ain’t havin’ the influx of selfie sticks.
Locals call the coastal grannies “wash-a-shores” who they believe are harming Nantucket’s identity with their “entitled influencer antics.” However the hashtag #coastalgrandmother has around 200 million views on Tik Tok and the momentum isn’t slowing down so this story is far from over.
If the coastal granny trend ain’t your cup o’ earl grey, maybe you’d rather take a New England trip for some good eats! The hot dogs at these spots are absolutely social-media-worthy: