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

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Excellent for families

The children can stay busy in the tide pools for hours. The Nantucket Sound is gentler than the beaches on the Atlantic side. We do love the National Seashore, though, so go up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The children can stay busy in the tide pools for hours. The Nantucket Sound is gentler than the beaches on the Atlantic side. We do love the National Seashore, though, so go up there as well, for the beach and bike riding.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Convent parking, rest room, snack bar and there is always room. Ideally located. Used less as most tourist would use Harding beach or Lighthouse being closer to most accommodations.

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Hamburg, New York
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great beach for kids! There are tidal pools to wade in with lots of little marine critters the kids can see. We LOVE this beach and return annually to enjoy it.

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We came down and took a nap! It was really quiet! Hardly anyone around. There was fog and some wind but we were tucked under blankets.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: Ridgevale Rd., Chatham, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham

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