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Surfside Beach

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Address: Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508 228 1700
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Oceanside Nantucket beach.

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Like All of the Island's Beaches, it is getting overcrowded

The Island used to be a great place to visit in the middle of the summer but it has become sort of crowded and much like other places filled with traffic and poorly behaved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Island used to be a great place to visit in the middle of the summer but it has become sort of crowded and much like other places filled with traffic and poorly behaved tourists. Surfside always was my go to beach - now it is just as crowded mid summer as Dewey Beach.

Thank Matollygirl
Brookline, MA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The swells on this Atlantics-side beach come large and fast,majestic. Not a place to swim if you are not a strong swimmer, but still gorgeous views, and you can always dip your toes in the water. Small parking lot; secure place to lock your bikes (recommended rather than driving); is on the Surfside bus route a $2 pp trip one... More 

Thank deborah_sangabriel
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Grab your beach towel-suntan lotion and umbrella...A beautiful beach for lounging...Not for weak swimmers..Current strong it has taken several people out to sea...Current changes quickly..Not safe for little kids with hands held...Rent a bike-pack a lunch and head off-Just don't jump in the sea...

1 Thank Nicholas J
Westchester County, New York
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113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is an incredible spot! Surfside beach is a favorite for so many reasons. The open, wide sandy beach offers families and couples plenty of room to spread out for a day seaside. The lifeguards stay attentive, their covered areas clearly marked. The ocean water is delightfully active and clean. You can body surf, swim and bob about, or simply... More 

Thank sailorgirl123
Smithfield, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My favorite place when I go to Nantucket. I actually spend my three days there and go into town at night. Love the beach

1 Thank mygrandchildren8
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a daily attraction for our family. Best beach on the Island with great life guards, bathrooms, snack bar etc..Water is rough and waves are strong but very well maintained and more sand that you could ask for!!

Thank Rich B
East Kingston, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sand had the texture of brown sugar. Your feet got stuck in the water like quick sand? Long walk out to ocean!

1 Thank patricia387
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Surfside Beach is located at the end of Surfside Road and is accessible by bike, car or shuttle (which you can pick up in town). There's a snack bar and restrooms there also, which is great for families. It's on the Atlantic side of the island, so the surf can be rough at times. For calmer surf, head to Jetties... More 

Thank Lisa F
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Surfside is probably the best beach on Nantucket BUT all the beaches are great! Surfside has plenty of parking, huge waves, plenty of sand and usu many people playing games, V-ball and surfing is unbelievable. Bring a boogie board! It's a little bit of a bike ride from town but the $1.00 island bus goes here all day!

Thank keven35jeep
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The equipment and the path to Surfside are not very welcoming. It has been like this for as long as we have been in ACK. Thank God, the beach and the ocean are always there to make us happy and revamped. It deserves better services.

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