We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ridgevale Beach

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ridgevale Rd., Chatham, MA
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 57 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great Picturesque Cape Cod Beach

My wife has been going to this beach since the 60's. Unlike Harding's, this beach is reached via a small wooden bridge which brings you to a great large shallow area for kids to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Scott S
,
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife has been going to this beach since the 60's. Unlike Harding's, this beach is reached via a small wooden bridge which brings you to a great large shallow area for kids to play. The main beach faces the Nantucket Sound with water temps a bit more tolerable than the ocean beaches. Its a great family friendly spot with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott S
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great beach for families with kids. The beach itself is lovely. There is an excellent snack bar and bathroom facilities (port 'o potties). The beach is at the mouth of Buck's Creek, which is tidal and lots of fun for exploration and riding the current. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boards and sailboats right there as... More 

Helpful?
Thank tmcronan
Maynard, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a great beach for kids. There are tidal pools where they can spend ages hunting for sea creatures. The water is calm and warm. The snack shack is great, nice atmosphere and decent food. The only drawback is there are no bathrooms, just portapotties.

Helpful?
Thank Patricia W
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very fun beach. River meets the ocean and kids can tube/raft out to ocean. Lots of sea creatures to find.

Helpful?
Thank Yfoote
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited during tax free weekend. Staff charged tax on our $105 sailboat rental. When we pointed out that it was tax free weekend, first they said they didn't know if tax free weekend was in effect (hint - it was). Then they declared "we don't take part in that, its only for like flat screen TVs". Right. My guess is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Semibreve42
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fun for family and kids. nice local beach with snack shack, kayak, and canoe rentals. Inland waterway allows for safe play for kids and paddlers. Open ocean beach is clean and has several outdoor porta-potties. Covenient to Chatham and Harwich off Rt 28. this can be a very busy place on a summer day, weekend or weekday. There is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank KMHvaca
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

A little seaweed on the beach but my three kids loved this beach. Small waves facing the ocean and a great tide pool area in the marsh. Ride the current on the boogie board, collect crabs and small fish near the marshy areas, enjoy slightly warm shallow water in the tide pools. It was the perfect beach day for every... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa L
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great beach for kids due to shallow bay that is great for hermit crab searching. Kids had a blast with the fishing nets and playing with boogies boards in the shallow calm water. You can also walk over a few feet to the other side of the beach for rougher surf and more typical long, picturesque cape cod beach. Snack... More 

Helpful?
Thank DreamingofHorses
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I went down to the beach with our flashlights in the dark to pick up sea shells and see the sea creatures crawling around in the sand. Boy did I learn a lot !!! the crabs were nibbling on my toes in the sand. Cool!!! Saw a baby horseshoe crab shell, but it was dead. Got lots... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank weather1995_10
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
164 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Shallow, protected beach area and open ocean access. Good for all ages. Boat rental and snack bar available. Parking limited-get there early or midday to find s spot. Great ok r to really watch the tide come in. Nice teaching moments about seashore behavior. Portapots. Take a lunch and drinks as well as an umbrella if planning to stay all... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hogiepaw

Travelers who viewed Ridgevale Beach also viewed

 

Been to Ridgevale Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ridgevale Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?