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Address: Nantucket, MA 02554
Activities: Swimming
Description: 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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Favorite Beach on Nantucket

Madaket beach has a remote, beautiful, end of the earth feel to it even though it's gotten a bit more developed than I'd like. The trick is to wonder down the various sandy lanes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Madaket beach has a remote, beautiful, end of the earth feel to it even though it's gotten a bit more developed than I'd like. The trick is to wonder down the various sandy lanes and discover areas that even in the height of season are quiet If possible, stick around for the sunset. You won't be disappointed.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The beach is smaller than many in width but it is plenty long. More than enough beach length to find your own private area. Usually there's good wave action providing fun in the surf; not long rides, but powerfull and fun.

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First, I need to say that I am not a beach person. However, we bought sandwiches at Something Natural and caught the bus ($2) to Madaket Beach. We ate lunch on the sand watching and listening to the largest surf we have seen on Nantucket. There were many families out and it was a nice day. This was the only... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Best beach to go watch the sunset. It's a 10 drive from the center of town, so don't try to walk it if you're coming from over there. Huge Waves! Swim with caution!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited Madaket Beach in a blustery June day but it was still worth the Wave Bus trip to the eastern end of Nantucket. It is a lovely wide beach - with parking and porta-potties. Also has a small shop and restaurant nearby.

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We rented bikes from downtown historical district where we were staying and biked out to Madaket Beach. It was scenic and enjoyable. Not to long or too short of a ride.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The place on the entire island for the best sunsets. Beautiful!! While you're making the trip west, why not stop in at Millie's for a burrito and a cocktail!?

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Pelham, New York
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You must include a sunset at Madaket Beach on your trip to ACK. There is a very large parking lot. If you have time, have a margarita upstairs at Millies. But, you don't have to....mother nature takes care of the scene beautifully!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

April is very cool, but we thought the view of the open ocean with huge rolling waves was spectacular! Worth renting the jeep just to see it.

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Large sandy beach but limited parking so get there early. Sunset over the ocean is a must see. Fun beach for families with plenty of room and great sand for castle building.

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Address: Address: Nantucket, MA 02554
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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