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Surfside Beach

Address: Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508 228 1700
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Ranked #8 of 69 things to do in Nantucket
Owner description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.
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Owner description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.

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Livingston, NJ
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153 reviews 153 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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.

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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rockland county, new york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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!

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Essex, Connecticut
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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 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 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.

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a truly beautiful beach and is very, very long. Plenty of space for everyone and you won't feel crowded in. There is a food stand/kiosk at the car park, so you don't need to bring food and drinks to the beach if you don't want to. There are also restrooms and showers located right next to the food... More 

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Mukwonago, WI
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188 reviews 188 reviews
46 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great snack bar, yummy seafood sandwich. Nice bathrooms. Beautiful beach to swim or sunbath. Another one of my favorites in Nantucket because of the bathrooms and food options so conveniently located.

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Los angeles
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529 reviews 529 reviews
129 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of the most popular beaches, where jeeps are not allowed. It's a long stretch of white grainy sand, with sand dunes behind, and beautiful mansions all around it. There is a food stand, and a place where you can rent beach chairs, and umbrellas.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Whilst in Nantucket I went to Surfside, Miacomet, Cisco, Madaket and Jetties beach. I think Surfside is the best all around beach if you're staying somewhere between town and Surf Side as it has an easy bike path, the beach is wide, breezy, not terribly crowded, has toilets and showers, and a little food kiosk. Miacomet is second on the... More 

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