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Address: Nantucket, MA 02554
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough...

Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.

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Grab A Bike Then Take A Dip

You can go here by local bus(infront of Whaling Museum) or by bike with a good exercise to begin with before taking a dip to a nice cold water and play the waves.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Jun J
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You can go here by local bus(infront of Whaling Museum) or by bike with a good exercise to begin with before taking a dip to a nice cold water and play the waves.

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Albany, NY
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We rented a Jeep Wrangler and drove it out to watch the sunset. Beautiful location and beautiful views

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Madaket Beach has been badly damaged by erosion over the years, and about three years ago had to be moved 100 feet with a new parking lot with a walkway access. Madaket is one of the best places on the Island for great sunsets, and is only a few minutes away from a very popular dining spot, Millie's.

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Thank Jerry R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Madaket beach is an all around great beach for families & friends. However if you want to have the most outstanding lunch, while being at a beach, than go to Millie's restaurant. it's a 1-2 minute walk form the beach. The beach has a life guard & a free parking area that fills up fast.So arrive by 10:00am if you... More 

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Dorset, Vermont
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great beach vibe. Beautiful sunset. Ample space. Small parking lot with a portapotty. A little bit of trash washed up on the shore.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A beautiful Nantucket beach that encourages long wandering walks to take in the views from every vantage point, or just sit on the beach and enjoy it from wherever you may be.

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Naples FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Gorgeous beach with great waves and room to walk. We were fortunate to rent a house here never having visited before and were really pleased with the beautiful, serene setting.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This great beach offers public parking (turn left just before end of Madaket Road to enter parking lot) and has the best sunsets on the island.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My only regret about Madaket is that it was way too rough to go swimming. This is a beautiful beach and it's a stop on the Wave transit system which is nice. The day we went red flags were up all over the place. The waves were huge and crashing right near the surf line. The lifeguards were not letting... More 

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Mamaroneck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Small but nice surf.. Clean beach. Good walking beach. Never too crowded. Lifeguard on duty. Seems like plenty of parking.

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