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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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Don't miss seeing this beach!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the beast beach to watch the sunset. There is a bike trail from town or you can take the NRTA bus in season. Go to Millie's and have a casual dinner and watch a spectacular sunset from you table.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We rented bikes and headed out to madaket. We loved it so much we went here twice during the weekend! Once in the afternoon and another time to watch the sunset. Simply stunning!

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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