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Address: Ridgevale Rd., Chatham, MA
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming

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Great tidepools

I think the beaches on the Atlantic side are MUCH prettier, but this was a pretty beach that would be perfect for kids. The tidepools were awesome. Lots of fun shells and tiny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
winterbeachbum40
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I think the beaches on the Atlantic side are MUCH prettier, but this was a pretty beach that would be perfect for kids. The tidepools were awesome. Lots of fun shells and tiny fish to see. Hermit crabs and their discarded shells galore. If you want to look for shells, there are a ton here. Water was warm (even in... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had the luxury of 78 degrees and just about no one else around! We had our dog because it's after Sept 15th which made it even better. The sand is soft and clean, shells are small so you have to search for big ones. The kids were chasing small minnows and crabs in the inlets near the parking lot.... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Get there early despite the fact that there is plenty of parking. Lifeguards on duty when in season. Clean and enough space without feeling cramped. Handy to downtown Chatham, great ocean views and easy to walk along. Sun, sand, water..Perfect. No smoking so put those cigars away people.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ridgevale is a great spot to soak up the sun on the Cape. A foot bridge leads you from the parking lot to the beach. Along one side of the sandy landscape is an inlet where you'll see families with little ones using their fishing nets and buckets to catch "the big one". The ocean expands on the other side... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful bay beach with tide pools, sail boats, paddle board and kayak rentals. Bring bug spray, the green head flies can be brutal if the wind isn't blowing the right way. Bay beach, so calm waters for kids of all ages.

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Albany, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is the perfect beach for setting up an area and hanging out until dusk. The inlet is tremendous for kids. My daughter and I saw a fox there later one evening. The only drawback: If you're paying $15 to park, the porta-potties could have enough TP to see the day through. They are positioned right by the wee bridge... More 

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our rental cottage was located just up the road from this beautiful beach. It was definitely my favorite beach area of any we visited all week in June 2014. There is a beautiful marsh area filled with wildlife such as crabs, snails and shore birds of all kinds. On my early morning walks to this beach I crossed the wooded... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I always like to see how the beach changes from year to year. There is a parking lot but I am not sure about the parking because I usually walk there. It is a little beach when the tide is in but very nice, private and a good family place.

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Chatham, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

What our kids would say as they tumbled out of the car when we finally arrived! It's a perfect beach for families/friends - inlet on one side for tots and mild surf and gradual depth on the other. There is a snack bar and very congenial spot for all. Lots of splashing and laughter. Or sit in your beach chair... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Tidal pools on one side for the little ones, and the ocean for everybody. Clean and accessible, but a small parking lot.

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