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Madaket Beach

Address: Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ranked #2 of 38 Activities in Nantucket
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

look, i'm biased with my 5 stars but i make no apology. this is the beach of many happy memories, and there is a good reason why. when i was a kid i never understood why people thought Nantucket was such a fancy place to go. all i knew was that my uncle & aunt had a place there forever... More 

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Fort Edward, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The ocean was powerful! It was so windy and the surf so rough that we could only enjoy being there for a short while - only ones there!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Came in the off-season (late October) - we rented bikes at Young's and took the 6 mile ride to see the sunset here. It was amazing - and not crowded at all (we saw maybe 5-6 people). I'm sure in the summer this place really picks up! Incredible views... and plenty of seals playing to keep you company.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Madaket is a lovely area and the beach, while crowded in the summer, is a no mans land in the off season and that's the time to go. Stroll for hours without seeing a soul. Heaven!

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MetroDetroit
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Go see this beach. It's austere and beautiful. The weather wasn't the best this time, but were entertained by seals watching us walk the beach. It's fabulous when the weather's good. It's basic, hardly any parking, get a bike and ride out, one port-a-john.

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Brooklyn, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A great beach and the best place to watch the sunset on Nantucket. Big wide beach and easy access. A lovely and peaceful place off season

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautiful long beach to walk along (too surfy for swimming). Picturesque (and there's a great restaurant at the end of the bike trail.)

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

About a 6 mile bike ride from town. Rolling gentle bike path most of the way. With the ride on the right night.

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New York City, New York
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275 reviews 275 reviews
87 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our group rented jeeps and stopped at Bartletts Farm for some picnic items. We packed our cooler with champagne and brought beach chairs. It was an easy walk over to thesmall beach. It was our last night on Nantucket and we toasted the trip with a beautiful sunset. It was the perfect end to our beautiful Nantucket visit

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Madaket is the western most point on Nantucket so they are always spectacular. The sandy beach is long and clean with nice waves most days. If you are driving a 4 wheeler you can drive out to the end of the point.

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