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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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Nice sunset

Nice place to go if you want to get away from the hub of the island. We enjoyed a stroll on the beach and the sunset after a scrumptious meal at Minnie's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice place to go if you want to get away from the hub of the island. We enjoyed a stroll on the beach and the sunset after a scrumptious meal at Minnie's.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We rode bikes from town last weekend. We stopped at Millie's for takeout quesadillas and drinks and enjoyed them on the beach. The weather then got bad so headed out earlier than expected, but it's not the beach's fault.

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Balitmore, Maryland
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The bike trails in Nantucket are wonderful. We took the trail out to Madaket on our 2nd day on the island. LOVED the trail, which was beautiful. Once you get to Madaket, there is really just the water and beach. There is one restaurant, Millie's, and a snack store. The restaurant is very expensive for getting a casual lunch. The... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Clean beach, not many visitors the day we went. We saw several seals and the surf was relaxing. Would recommend visiting this beach.

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Wales
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited this beach day and night and it was the most charming on the island. The sunset was beautiful, and is the perfect way to end a dinner of tacos and cocktails at nearby Millie's. In the day, you'll see seals for the shoreline and pretty dunes. There's a lovely bike route from town to the beach which we... More 

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took the bus out there for a few hours. The little store charged me 25$ each for beach rentals. There was a ramp down to beach which was a little steep. The beach was nice with a great view.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

MAdaket seems like it is a world a way from Nantucket proper. Just ten or so miles from town, it might as well be in a different country. The beaches in June were by and large empty. Seals played in the water just yards off shore. A young family played with their dog. Even a few brave souls attempted to... More 

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Michigan
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Took the bus out for the sunset and stopped by Millies for some great California/Mexican style food and a drink. Great way to spend the end of the day on the island.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Madaket beach has a remote, beautiful, end of the earth feel to it even though it's gotten a bit more developed than I'd like. The trick is to wonder down the various sandy lanes and discover areas that even in the height of season are quiet If possible, stick around for the sunset. You won't be disappointed.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The beach is smaller than many in width but it is plenty long. More than enough beach length to find your own private area. Usually there's good wave action providing fun in the surf; not long rides, but powerfull and fun.

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Address: Nantucket, MA 02554
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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