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Ridgevale Beach

Ridgevale Rd., Chatham, MA
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Ranked #9 of 22 Attractions in Chatham
Type: Beaches
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Glen Allen, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were surprised that the guardhouse was closed and no fee was charged, but were not too happy at the lack of a restroom. Surely they could leave at least one porta-potty in place until the end of September? There were plenty of cars in the parking area on a hot, early September day. We spent several hours sitting in... More

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New York, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The kids loved this beach and did not want to leave! Calm, shallow water for the kids to play in and explore.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

What an awesome beach! I went this past week with a good friend and my 2 boys, ages 4 and 7. It is my new favorite beach in the area. The parking lot is small and seems to fill up early. We went at 10:30 on a Wednesday and it was already half full. Parking was $15. A lot of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Advisors suggested this beach, it was ok, sand is not soft, and plenty of shells to cut your feet on. The tidal pools were cold, not warm and full of seaweed but the kids still liked it. The best part was the surroundings and quaint cottages.

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