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Jetties Beach

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sunshine and calm waters

Great beach with fun little snack shack. The water was crystal clear and the beach was clean... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beautiful Beach

This beach was mentioned in the novel "Nell" by Nancy Thayer which I read in the mid 1980's for the... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Worcester, MA
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The best island beach within walking distance of town, Jetties is ideal for kids.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great beach with fun little snack shack. The water was crystal clear and the beach was clean. Great for families with small children!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Trail557365
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This beach was mentioned in the novel "Nell" by Nancy Thayer which I read in the mid 1980's for the first time. So when I finally explored Nantucket in October 1988, we rented bicycles at Young's Bicycle Shop at the Steamship Wharf and went to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

A lovely beach - off season it is not crowded and there is a gentle surf. Not too long but still works for a Morning walk!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

this is a good sunbathing beach close to downtown. the locals will tell you it's crowded, but on Labor Day weekend we went past the lifeguard stand, turned to the right and walked about 100 feet and all of a sudden were buy ourselves. there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter996
Reviewed August 29, 2018

It was the second week in August. During previous trips to the Cape at this time I remember crawling over people trying to find a free spot on the beach to lay a towel. Not this beach- completely empty, very quiet, very peaceful. We laid...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We stay at the nearby Beachside every Summer and come here to hang at the Beach and for lunch and dinner atleast 1-2x per visit. There are no waves. My kids strongly prefer waves and body surfing so we really come here when the weather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kareninctnyc
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Barely waves - great for small children. Sand bars are out really far and can walk to it during the day. Water is so calm it feels like your at a lake. Playground at beach closer to parking a lot away from the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tonivlsqz
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Typical New England beach - a bit rocky, so-so sand, tricky walking, stinks at low tide, etc. But the water is clear, salty, and refreshing on a hot day. Has a play area for kids, which is nice, and a few sandbars. Also has a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We wanted a beach that had facilities and was convenient to town. Jetties Beach is a short Waze bus ride from town or probably about a mile walk from the town center. It is a narrow beach with pretty dunes, views and shallow, calm waters....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bonniebelle4
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Excellent family location for a day at the beach. Water is not deep and the sand bar allows for a nice shallow area for kids to play. The water is warm and there is even a restaurant on the beach where you can grab lunch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Edie C
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Response from Vicki B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure...we had our bicycles...there are taxis