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Surfside Beach

Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 1700
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Type: Beaches
Description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.
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Devens, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A clean, beautiful, easily accessed beach. I can certainly see why it is shoulder to shoulder during "the season".

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Since only the downtown area has commercial development, the rest of the island is residential and the beaches - especially in September - have a remote feel - we actually did have the beach to ourselves that day and its only 3 miles to downtown

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Calais, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Beautiful stretch of sandy beach w/ seals , shorebirds and great swimming . Quiet , clean and beauty all around .

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Milton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

at least for New England. Wonderful beach, with great waves coming in from the South, no services except during the summer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I love this beach. It is one of my faves. With the bus running on season, it is easy to get to by bike, car or bus. The surf here is great! There is a drop however that makes it hard to get out of the water without getting banged up a bit unless you either have a float of... More

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NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Surfside is close to perfect. Bathrooms, food stand in season and lifeguards. At low tide beach drops off gently making for good body surfing.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We loved Surfside beach, there was a great food shack, outdoor showers and restrooms which is so helpful when you have kids. The waves were good, but not too much. Get there early to get a parking spot. Also it is FREE parking which is excellent!

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NYC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

All the beaches on Nantucket are great. You should visit them all. Each one has its uniqueness. Surfside Beach is a traditional beach lovers destination, it's huge so you can clump up with friends or spread out far away from anyone. There is a food shack, always important, and it can be reached by the local bus. Many people ride... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Overall I think this is one of the best beaches on Nantucket. It's easy to get to, by bus, bike, or car. You can even catch a few waves on a good day. The tides can be a little unpredictable, I was washed out in a rip tide, but I was trying to surf where there was no one else... More

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White Lake, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Was the only beach we went to. The tide was out so it was great to be able to walk out quite away. Tons of shells!!

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