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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautiful long beach to walk along (too surfy for swimming). Picturesque (and there's a great restaurant at the end of the bike trail.)

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

About a 6 mile bike ride from town. Rolling gentle bike path most of the way. With the ride on the right night.

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New York City, New York
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252 reviews 252 reviews
79 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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188 reviews 188 reviews
46 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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