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Address: Jetties Beach, Nantucket, MA 02554
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The best island beach within walking distance of town, Jetties is ideal for...

The best island beach within walking distance of town, Jetties is ideal for kids.

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Can't beat the view!

Watch the parade of beach-goers, from tiny to elderly, and enjoy some great food at the restaurant on the beach.

Reviewed July 26, 2016
SmilingBreeze
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Watch the parade of beach-goers, from tiny to elderly, and enjoy some great food at the restaurant on the beach.

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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Had fun with the Bartenders and had some fun live entertainment. Great place to visit and watch sunset. Very casual.

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Thank walthammom
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13 reviews
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Jetties is a great beach because it has a sand bar so the water is shallower, warmer, and calmer than other spots on the island (great for kids). Bonus: it also has a nice restaurant, snack bar and restrooms. But the best thing to do here is arrive at dusk, grab a drink and a beach chair and watch the... More 

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Thank Stephanie R
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Great restaurant at the beach....very relaxing beach and easy to find. The views are really nice....

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Thank Kathi K
Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Jetties Beach is very close to town and easily accessible by car, walking, bicycling, or public transportation (local WAVE bus for $1 each way). The beach is located on the Nantucket Sound. The water on the Sound is warmer than on other parts of the island that face the open Atlantic Ocean. We had the perfect beach day in... More 

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Thank Jean C
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Jetties is a great beach for families with something for everyone. The beach itself is beautiful. Go at low tide with kids for the great sand bars. There's great shelling and sand for sand castles. You can rent kayaks right from the beach as well. When you've had enough of the sand and salt there's a great beach bar/ restaurant... More 

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Thank BostonMom333
Utica, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you are looking for a laid back family style beach this is the one. Very convenient, rentals available and a really good beach bar/grill featuring "buck a shuck" for the seafood lovers. Highly recommend!!

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Saratoga, California, United States
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Very nice beach a relatively short walk (0.8 mi) from town. Nice restaurant. Can walk there, bike, or take the shuttle. Pretty crowded though since it's so close to town.

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Thank Ken W
Pennington, New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Drive, bike,walk,or take the WAVE to this beach that also includes a playground, restaurant, gift shop, and facilities. Check out a tide chart and make sure to go during low tide when the sandbars arrive and the kids can search for ocean treasures in a super safe environment. The Jetties restaurant and bar is also a great location for dinner... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Great place for kids to swim. Hike back a few yards past the play equipment where it's not so crowded.

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