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One of my favorite spots

We walked here to see Mr. Rogers's house and eat dinner at Millie's. The ocean waves were... read more

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My second year traveling to Nantucket for Wine Fest. If you haven't gone, GO! It is an amazing... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Karen M
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
Nantucket, MA 02554
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All reviews western end of the island public parking smith point porta potties huge waves wave action bike racks great sunset worth the trip life guards off season quesadilla wheel drive bike path great spot rented bikes in town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here to see Mr. Rogers's house and eat dinner at Millie's. The ocean waves were mesmerizing. Beautiful sunset. Probably my favorite beach on Nantucket.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

My second year traveling to Nantucket for Wine Fest. If you haven't gone, GO! It is an amazing time, with beautiful beaches and five-star restaurants and WINE. Meeting wonderful people along the way is definitely one of the highlights.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Walked around the beach, saw birds and seals. Lots of fun. They had BIKE racks to lock you bike to. The beach was flat and easy to do. If you are handicap DO NOT do it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan F
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We've been here in October, so it was too cold to go for a swim, but it was great for an extended beach walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrissie777
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Sand as far as you can see and not a soul in sight. Hired a bike to get here, sadly missed the sunset which is meant to be spectacular. There was a portaloo and bike racks but no cafe or refreshment outlet, there is one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Taken to Madaket Beach for a pre-lunch stroll we very much enjoyed the remoteness of this soft white sanded beach. Locals come to this beach to fish and picnic driving their 4 Wheel Drive vehicles on to the soft sand, however IF you do this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Breathtaking! Can't wait to return to this gorgeous, relaxing, historic, and all-around best destination to visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tammy D
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We took the WAVE out here so we could see a different part of the island. We didn't walk far from the bus stop to the beach area. The waves are strong so I image it is a bit rough to go swimming. Very serene...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank monnie377
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We rode bikes from town out to Madaket Beach one day and took the bus back the next day. Madaket has great wave action and the surfers were putting on a show! Good people watching spot. Easy access. Eat at Millie’s while you’re there and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RandallM566
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is always a good fishing location! Usually not crowded, you do have to walk a lot. For 100 I could repeat the first part. That do it?

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill M
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July 7, 2018|
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Long way from Boulder...
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September 7, 2016|
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Response from ryecapital | Reviewed this property |
Millie's !!!!! It's fabulous ..... it's also your only option in Madaket . Go early and walk to beach while you wait
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Guide/taxi to see island for a few hours (2 Replies)
Hello We would like to take the high speed ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket for the day May 23 Wednesday. We have checked bus schedules on Hyannis, and most are not running yet. Somehow we'd like to get to the south side of the island (Surfside Beach) and Madaket Beach on the west and maybe the loop on the east that goes through Sconset. I looked at car rentals, but they are at the airport. Are there any cabs, or what would anyone suggest just to drive around the island for the day...More
April 21, 2012|
Response fromJane2travel|
Thanks so much for your info; think we will use Nantucket auto rental; $71 inclusive for the day, will meet us at the ferry, so this will meet our needs. I see also bike rentals as I searched around, but we don't want to take bikes. Again, thank you.
West Springfield, MA
Tristams Landing website? (1 Replies)
Tristams Landing is a timeshare area at Madaket Beach. Limdsey is the manager Does anyone know the name of the website? I cannot locate it. Thank you!
April 16, 2006|
Any public transportation on Mother's day weekend ? (3 Replies)
I am visiting Nantucket on Mother's day week. What's the best way to get around the island? I would like to visit Madaket beach late afternoon - evening (sunset). I find out that NRTA is not operating so I guess take a taxi or bus tour or go with bicycles? Thanks
May 08, 2009|
Response fromMassachusetts_Member|
I would highly recommend the bike ride, if you're up for about a 6-mile ride (12 miles roundtrip). It's a really nice ride with interesting scenery, and most of it is on a bike path that is separated from traffic. From Town, you can either follow Main Street to Madaket Road and then pick up the bike path, or loop around via Cliff Road (longer, but scenic) and join the path there. Taxi fares on the island are set by zone, not on the meter, and apparently the one-way fare between Town and...More