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Surfside Beach

Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 1700
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Ranked #7 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Type: Beaches
Description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.
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Montclair, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Waves, pristine sand, food available, restrooms, plenty of parking, short walk to the water, easy access from anywhere.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Living in the Oceanstate (Rhode Island) I am fortunate to have access to beautiful beaches. Each and everyone of them is different, but beautiful. So, too, is Nantucket's Surfside Beach. The wide expanse with waves breaking on the shore is breathtaking. Although I didn't swim here (neither did my husband or friend) we could tell it would be rough with... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Surfside is my favorite beach on the island. There's a shuttle that takes you right to the edge of the beach. There's a snack shack for refreshments. The beach is long and deep, so there is plenty of room. It's a busy, popular beach but definitely worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Perfect beach for all three. Seals frolicking in the surf and the sand is real nice on your feet. My first time at the beach's in Nantucket and would go to Surfside any time.

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Wayne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I liked the bike ride to the beach. I thought the waves were a bit to high but it turns out that they were experiencing high waves due to the hurricanes in the south

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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
66 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As much as I love this beach, it is really rough surf and cross currents most of the time so hard to get OUT once you are in. There are lifeguards on the beach. There is also a shuttle from town until just after 5pm, a snack bar, rest room, outdoor shower and a parking lot. Also a bike path... More

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Whately, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Surfside was a very nice beach - long, soft sand and great surf. It was a quick shuttle ride from downtown and thankfully had a spot to change, restrooms, and a watering off station (needed especially if you go in the ocean as you emerge covered in sand). The walk to the beach itself was a bit of a... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Loved visiting Surfside beach! Larger waves and a stronger current was perfect for myself and friends. With a strong current and some under-toe, may not be the best beach for young families except those who might take advantage of tide pools that often arise on the beach. Not as crowded as other Nantucket beaches and there is no fee for... More

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Howard Beach, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I like that it had a concession and bathrooms. However, the bathroom was dirty. They offer chair and umbrella rentals which is great for travelers who can't carry that stuff. Concession offered tasty food and reasonable prices.

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Seacoast, NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice wide beach. Strong waves and cold water. Not much beach combing. I like the warmer water, gentle waves, and good beach combing of Jetties better.

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