We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Surfside Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508 228 1700
Description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Peaceful

We went in mid May which is the best time to go because no one is there... I mean no one else was there! This was great for the fiance and I because we could just sit, relax, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
M_N0415
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went in mid May which is the best time to go because no one is there... I mean no one else was there! This was great for the fiance and I because we could just sit, relax, and enjoy being in this great place together. This took us about 1 hour to bike to because we got lost initially!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwell, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have vacationed on Nantucket for 20+ years and feel that Surfside and Madaket beaches are the best. If you happen to visit when a storm has passed off the coast you may be lucky enough to find great body surfing waves at Surfside. At other times the surf is generally calm and the beach is fun to walk. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This beach is full of positive energy, great people, great view. Probably the best mix of sand - waves.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cannes
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We travelled at a quiet time but loved walking here...luckily we had sunshine. It is unspoilt and when we went very peaceful and quiet and scenic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Union, New Jersey
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
9 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It was October so a little cold to be out on the sand. We sat in the car for an hour or so and just enjoyed the view at Surfside.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Always enjoy this beach - it is rarely crowded and offers a great expanse for long walks. Waves can be large but the swimming is fun - not far from the bike path which makes it easily accessible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
rockland county, new york
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

even if you're staying in town, take your bikes on the bike path to the most beautiful beach on nantucket!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex, Connecticut
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've just arrived to spend a few months just past the high season, so the crowds are gone and the parking abundant. And the expanse of vacant white sand wide open! I, personally, enjoyed the white shark warning sign, which adds excitement to an otherwise someone quiet afternoon. (You're supposed to swim clear of the seals, which is supper to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited the end of September, so we had the place to ourselves. Lots of room, clean sand and good surf. Ocean swimming, so be careful! Changing area, showers and rest rooms. Not too much room in the parking lot. About 3 mile ewasy bike ride from town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antlers, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great beach at Nantucket. Easily accessible by bus for just $1.50 per way. There's a restaurant for food and drink; public bathrooms and even rentals for chairs, umbrellas and yes, even towels! Jeeps are not allowed on the beach and there's a warning about sharks. Views are stunning and the sand is deep. We kept sinking just walking down to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Surfside Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Surfside Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?