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Address: Nantucket, MA 02554
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough...

Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.

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Beautiful Beach

My only regret about Madaket is that it was way too rough to go swimming. This is a beautiful beach and it's a stop on the Wave transit system which is nice. The day we went red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joanne V
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My only regret about Madaket is that it was way too rough to go swimming. This is a beautiful beach and it's a stop on the Wave transit system which is nice. The day we went red flags were up all over the place. The waves were huge and crashing right near the surf line. The lifeguards were not letting... More 

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Mamaroneck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small but nice surf.. Clean beach. Good walking beach. Never too crowded. Lifeguard on duty. Seems like plenty of parking.

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Westchester , NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The weather gods have repaired Smith Point to perfection . You can drive almost all the way to Tuckernuck Island now . Massive stretches of beach all to yourself but go to very end to watch the rip between the point and Tuckernuck ( its many miles drive but sand not as soft as Great Point so easier for newbies... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sunsets are breathtaking and worth the trip. The beach is nice and has a lot of surf and waves. Glad to see life guards and port-a-potties.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited this beach. The views were amazing. It was a very clean beach with lifeguard in duty. The beach was covered with fog in the middle of the day and was unlike any beach I'd seen before. It was a 5 minute walk from the bus stop.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to view the sunset and waves on the ocean, especially while you eat and drink at Millie's.

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach on the South-West side of the island is great for seeing the sunset in the summer. It is not the best beach for swimming since the waters are a little rough. If you are lucky, you might spot a seal or two in the water.

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New Hartford, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great surf beach; easy access from town on public bus. Beautiful sunset views. Millie's restaurant is right there! Small convenience store also.

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Thank NYBob6
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this gem by accident. We were told to try the local restaurant here which is Millie`s so we gave it a try. Took the free Millie`s shuttle from the visitors center in town to the restaurant. After eating we walk down to the beach, maybe about 50 yards or so and got there to see the most... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madaket is the more quaint, old school section of the island. The beach itself is at the end of a beautiful drive or bike ride from town. The best way to enjoy Madaket beach is to purchase an over sand driving permit from the town and drive on. From here you can access a more private experience instead of fighting... More 

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