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A short bike ride from home to this ever changing coastal beach. Look for seals and walk the dunes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
caryn1958
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
Best with a jeep

We drove out to Madaket beach and watched the sun set one night and it was one of the most... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Luke S
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Nantucket, MA 02554
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"watch the sunset"
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"millie's restaurant"
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"beautiful sunset"
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"public parking"
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"smith point"
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"nice bike"
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"huge waves"
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"bike trail"
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"worth the trip"
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"off season"
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"quesadilla"
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"rented bikes"
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"great spot"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short bike ride from home to this ever changing coastal beach. Look for seals and walk the dunes at sunset

Thank caryn1958
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We drove out to Madaket beach and watched the sun set one night and it was one of the most beautiful sites. Some of the widest most open beaches I have ever seen and a lot of shells to find.

Thank Luke S
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Really cool place - take a jeep and drive out here! Great views, sprawling beach, quiet, peaceful and just a cool place to experience.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Got here by bicycle from downtown Nantucket. Ride out to Madaket tends to be a gradual uphill climb along a paved bike path. Unfortunately, the path is mostly inland among the trees so you miss the beautiful water views along the way. This beach however...More

4  Thank New_Month_New_Trip
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This beach is a bit different. The waves and surf can be very rough. There has been some noticeable erosion asof Oct 2017. Its a little bit of a drive from downtown but easy to find. Nice after the crowds left. Limited patking, but the...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Rode bikes out that way and it was just stunninginly beautiful. Went in the fall so didn't sunbathe or do the water thing. But just looked at the waterfront was so beautiful. Remote and doesn't appear it gets very crowded.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

During a recent trip to Nantucket, we rented bikes and rode here. It's worth the trip. The beach is beautiful, serene, and sparsely populated. Due to a passing tropical storm, the waves were huge while we were here. It was a great sight. Skip the...More

Thank Anna P
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Over the last several years, erosion in Madaket has transformed the beach, and now the former one is completely closed off. But the town has down a great job of creating a new beach just yards away. Madaket has one of the best beaches on...More

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Every year the sands shift at Madaket Beach. Some years the beach is narrow, others it can be quite wide and 4 wheel drive accessible. This is one of those years. You can drive on and make your way out toward Smith Point. Deep sand...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

While it has been one of favorite beaches; the sunset is worthy of the price of admission to visiting this wonderful island.

Thank curtinj
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Barry C
September 7, 2016|
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Response from christine L | Reviewed this property |
One restaurant, really good food with fair prices and sunset view. Its easy to pack a picnic and eat on the beach for the best sunset views! Enjoy!
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Delaware_Lisa
July 26, 2016|
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Response from BostonMom333 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa and Rick! We took the wave from the front of the Whaling Museum to Madaket. My husband estimates that it took 15-20 min (maybe 6-7 miles?) to get out there. Have a wonderful trip!!! Kerry
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Danielle D
July 4, 2016|
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Response from 1000MilesAway | Reviewed this property |
Locals were deflating their tires to drive on it; and with sand permits on their vehicles. We opted to park a ways out; and walk on the sand it.
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