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Surfside Beach

Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 1700
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Ranked #6 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Type: Beaches
Description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.
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Essex, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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450 reviews 450 reviews
97 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Positive: Public restroom and snack shed. Negative: snack shed had terrible assortment of items, and because it was towards the end of the season, I think they were not restocking. We got expired apple slices! Also, incredibly long walk to the beach. Would go to other beaches...loved Dionis

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our visit to Surfside Beach was just awesome. Although the first day the surf was rough, the second day was much better. It is a beautiful beach not overly crowded, clean and with a great snack bar. The cheeseburgers were delicious, not your common snack bar fare. We will return!

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Montclair, NJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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