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Madaket Beach

Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ranked #7 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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Natick, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Saline, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

... it just is. Not the widest beach, certainly. But it has a true end-of-the-road feeling, being that it's on the far southwest point of the island. Millie's restaurant and market are a short walk from the beach. Good food and drink -- a nice break from the sun, when needed. Though we didn't quite make it to sunset, on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A clean beach with great waves and a nice restaurant nearby. Don't be surprised if you see seals coming out of the water in a secluded area. it is their beach too!

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Findlay, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pet-friendly spot to enjoy beautiful sunsets. The WAVE transit bus takes you there from downtown (and other stops enroute) and is also pet friendly!

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new york
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Not too crowded and lovely but it was windy when we were there and the waves were monstrous. Walked up to Millie's for lunch which was one of our favorite meals. Saw a seal from shore.

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Cherryville, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Quiet restaurant & bar on the other side of island. Very good place to eat. We took the shuttle bus from town over to the restaurant.

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Carmel, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beautiful beach, not the best for swimming in especially for small children. Go to Millies for a margarita,tacos or a mystery drink before heading to the beach

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United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

it is almos secluded but it has a nice wide beach and of course the beautiful view of the water. the ride out is scenic and you get to see the island. well worth the trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our family of 4 really enjoyed the bike ride from Nantucket Town, about 5 miles on a terrific and well-maintained bikepath. Once there, walk on the beach past the surf-grass and gray-and-white "cottages" (luxurious homes). Have a bloody mary at Millie's in Madaket.

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Cape Cod
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I grew up going to Madaket every summer for two weeks and that was my favorite beach. It had been over ten years since I had been there last fall and I was amazed by how much beach had eroded but after walking far up towards Smith's Point and taking a Great and refreshing swim it was just as Awesome... More

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