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Madaket Beach

Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was the most exquisite beach on Nantucket. Nice at any time of day. We rode bicycles to get there.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Madaket beach is one of our favorite beaches for taking long walks with our dogs. Walking East from the where the life guards are takes you to Smith Point, empty beaches and wildlife.

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Westerly
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful, pristine beach. Took the WAVE TRANSPORTATION from town.....$2.00 rt, 15 min ride. Not heavily populated, quiet. Eat at MILLIES! 2 minute walk from the beach. Millie's is a must to end your day at Madaket!!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We biked to Madaket Beach from Surfside. Definetly worth the trip. If you get hungry along the way...Stop in at Millies...what a pleasant surprise and the food is super fresh.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Dinner at Millie's was fast, delicious, and reasonably priced...go early or be prepared to wait 20-30 minutes. The short walk to Madaket beach at about 6:30-7:00pm to watch the gorgeous sunset surrounded by lots of families with adorable kids and dogs chasing the waves was great fun. I highly recommend this stop while visiting Nantucket.

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California, South Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beach near golf course excellent,, it was terrific and water not too cold, leave your shoes and go barefoot

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ATLANTA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of waves. There are life guards, but current is strong. Port-a-potty's and parking lot. Nearby restaurant -- Millies, but no restaurant on the beach.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Madaket has the best beach as far as my Family is concerned. We have vacationed there for 20 years and will return when possible. With the shuttle easy access to downtown. Millie's is a great place to eat. Sunsets are beautiful! LOVE IT

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Possibly the best thing about this beach is that Millie's is right there. The other incredible thing is that just a short bike ride or walk away is access to smith's point which is possible the most gorgeous beach on Nantucket.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Wave bus stops there, and there is a wonderful restaurant - Millie's- which also has a sandwich shop and small market. It was not crowded on a sunny Tuesday in July. Enough waves to be fun, but not dangerous. Lifeguards, bathrooms, seals, and nice sand. No shells and bathrooms are ports lets, no showers.

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