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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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New York City, New York
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242 reviews 242 reviews
78 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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Hoboken, NJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

In town for a wedding. The bride/groom rented a beautiful home, feet away from Madaket Beach. They hosted a beautiful Welcome Party/BBQ and it was topped off with a beautiful sunset on the beach. We all gathered on the beach to take in the sunset and it was beautiful, well worth watching.

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Mukwonago, WI
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177 reviews 177 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love Madaket beach! Every night we would drive to watch the sunset. Every evening, another beautiful sunset. There is a small parking lot with free parking, bring your picnic basket and blanket and have some drinks and snacks. The perfect ending after a perfect day in the sun at Madaket beach:) Great for the whole family.

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Jupiter
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Madaket is a great place to go off road and catch a great sunset. Rent a jeep ride on the sand dunes and park just before sunset to catch the most amazing colors in the sky.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great location........Best Sunset views on island without paying for smiths Point Beach Pass in a 4 wheel dive vehicle...Also the last point on East coast to view Sunset,,,Truly a great time ,,,Bring Drinks/food/chairs or blanket and truly enjoy this free and great Experience,,,Oh..Dont forget youe camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Los angeles
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445 reviews 445 reviews
96 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing beach where you are allowed to drive off-road, or even better, oversand. Keep driving all the way to the end of the tip, it's allowed, and watch the sunset. Unforgettable experience..... Go for it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Get to Millie's before the crowds, drinks are fantastic! Then head to the beach for the final bow! By taking the public transportation you can arrive and depart back to town after the sunset quickly :)

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New Hartford, NY
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127 reviews 127 reviews
13 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This year the beach was so wide that cars were allowed to drive 3/4 of the way to the point. Then in mid August, the terns had all fledged, and we could now drive to the tip of Smith's point! There USED to be geat fishing there. This August, the fishing was lousy. This surf beach is pristine. Generally, those... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not too windy, large beach, good sand, a bit of waves, not too crowded. Ride your bike out there for a little exercise ;)

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