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Address: Harbor View Way, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-0925
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Perfect beach for kids - calm water, picnic area, playground, activities...

Perfect beach for kids - calm water, picnic area, playground, activities and food stands.

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Place to have a picnic and let the kids run around.

lots of open space and varying activities. large field, playground, and small beach area. Snack bar, stage area, restrooms, and parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Jeff2007
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Concord, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The beach and playground are pretty. The kids enjoyed playing and running on the lawn but the beach hardly qualifies as a beach. Nice for a quick stop.

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Thank Paul D
Manhattan Beach, California
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111 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

lots of open space and varying activities. large field, playground, and small beach area. Snack bar, stage area, restrooms, and parking.

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Thank Jeff2007
New York City, New York
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539 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Just a stone away from famous White Elephant as its view and also the Nantucket Yacht Club in a close distance, a good place for kids.

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Thank Jun J
herts
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Our most favourite place on the Island, lots to do for the kids, dance classes with Marjory, beach, playground & cafe.

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Thank totness
Connecticut
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75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Children's Beach is not a big walk from town - it is just to the left of the Steamboat Ferry Line docking area. It is very small, and lots of boats are anchored just beyond the ropes. You have the feeling that you must be surrounded by boat fuel, but you really aren't. It is indeed great for children -... More 

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Thank Lynn F
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great spot for kids. Sand is clean, water is calm, boats everywhere and the people are so friendly. There's a small cafe, playground and field to play in as well. Perfect for our young son who didn't llike the "noise" of the waves on other beaches. Parking can be difficult.

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Thank Tony_O_TFNC
Winchester, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This doesn't look like much--compared to the beautiful beaches all over Nantucket. However, it has kids to play with, a playground and a snack/lunch joint. This makes it ideal for kids. Bring a net and your kids will spend hours trying to catch minnows.

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Thank 2333FarMor
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Wonderful beach for families with children/grandchildren. In addition to the beach, there is a playground, refreshment stand and, in season, daily kids activities. The beach is sandy, wide, no waves and you can watch the ferries come and go.

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1 Thank Jay C
Berea, Ohio
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went to this beach thinking it would offer in addition to children's activities a nice place to swim and sun...Wrong! Very small " stuffed in "area off the harbor. Go here if you want to entertain the smaller kids with a play ground, play area and sponsored activities...no comparison to the other "real" beaches on the island.

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2 Thank Ralph C
New York City, New York
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539 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Enjoy the children doing their thing with their protective parents while watching their laughters and go-get- me - mom plays, while looking @ the other side, a nice view of the harbor and to the left you'll see the most prestigious White Elephant Hotel & Restaurant.

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Thank Jun J

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