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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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Description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.

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easy access but seaweed

Lovely beach, a bit crowded for Nantcuket, great surf but seaweed prevalent. Nice to have a snack bar, showers, and bus access. Great for families and small children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great beach with ample facilities. However, that stinging you feel is not your imagination. The water is brimming with 1/2 inch long sand crabs and their little pinchers are working non-stop. If this was my local beach I'd have all my chest hair removed. They don't draw blood but they get caught in body hair.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach, a bit crowded for Nantcuket, great surf but seaweed prevalent. Nice to have a snack bar, showers, and bus access. Great for families and small children.

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Boston
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The water is beautiful and if you get there early enough, you can have the beach all to yourself. We were there on a peak weekend, arrived around 11am on Saturday and got a prime beach spot. Lovely.

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warwick
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I like this for the waves! Everytime I go though.... the water is freezing but so much fun to ride. Good for families that kids are old enough to swim on own and can handle it if there is an undertow.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great beach with nice sand, services (food, bathrooms, rental beach chairs/umbrellas), and surf. Surf can be heavy at times, and quite busy in August.

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Boston, MA
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful beach with huge waves. As with all public beaches on Nantucket there is no charge to park or entry fee. A little bit of hike from the parking lot to the beach but the views are spectacular. Changing facilities, outside showers and a concession stand available. There are also umbrellas, chairs and beach toys available to rent.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Such a great place for body or board surfing, sand castle building, picnicking or just hanging out! GREAT LIFE GUARDS-very mindful of everyone out there while still letting the cars that have beach pass to drive on the dunes and park. Lots of little ones, dogs, breezy kites, young and old all hanging out. Everyone was so friendly, laughing and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tucked away and not busy. Worth a moped rental to get there. Has a bathroom at the parking lot as well.

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Ridgefield, CT
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64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good beach location. Can get a bit bump/rough after an southerly/offshore system. Good lifeguard coverage. Snack bar and parking.... also on shuttle route.

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Beautiful beach but big waves so great to enjoy the view but the waves are enormous so it's not for just wading in the water or wanting to get a little wet. We preferred Jetties beach for just cooling off in the wate.r

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