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Address: Harbor View Way, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-0925
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Activities: Picnicking, Arts and crafts, Dining
Description: 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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Best Beach for Kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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Stratford, Connecticut
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Berea, Ohio
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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New York City, New York
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512 reviews
368 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What else could you ask for with a 1 and 3 year old? A small, calm harbor style beach - clean, not many rocks or shells or seaweed. Crabbing available for older children. Lifeguards on duty. There was a nice big field and play ground and to boot, there was a children's cafe which had children perfect food! Great experience!

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Cute little beach with a nice meadow and some playground equipment makes this place look like it would be great for a family with young kids. It was the end of the off-season when I went, but it was a beautiful day. There were at least two dead seagulls on the beach which was kind of gross. It was a... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a small beach that has some playground items for small kids. I expected it to be bigger. You are able to play Frisbee or throw a ball around and can have a picnic lunch if you choose. It is near the white elephant so you do have a view of some nice homes. Again it was a lot... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This beach is just the right size for the young ones. There was a lot of marine life, which a group of kids including our grandchildren were gathering and tending to in buckets. A high point, I thought.

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