We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Girls weekened

Cute small beach we walked over after we caked into our Inn, Had lunch and enjoyed the water and... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Suffolk NY
The easiest beach to access!

This beach is perfect for picnics with small children and watching the boats and ferries go in and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolcott, Vermont
Read all 60 reviews
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“benches”(3 reviews)
“inn”(2 reviews)
Perfect beach for kids - calm water, picnic area, playground, activities and food stands.
Harbor View Way, Nantucket, MA 02554
Improve This Listing
Reviews (60)
Filter reviews
58 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews any length of time benches inn sand ferry town
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is perfect for picnics with small children and watching the boats and ferries go in and out!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EBx2
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The kids wanted no part of the children's beach. It's more of a spot for day trippers to put their feet in the water. Very small and crowded with no restrooms nearby and not a place to stay for any length of time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TLWhite
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Our daughter was so ready to get out of the stroller! She had a blast at the park. They had balls and hula hoops - that was a nice touch. The beach was fine for a little wading with mom. We really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 2girlsinparis
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Cute little beach area with a nice playground and small area of sand. Water was slightly murky though my 5 year old grandson didn't seem to mind! It was across from where my daughter and her family stayed so I can understand that it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Iris H
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Cute small beach we walked over after we caked into our Inn, Had lunch and enjoyed the water and the view

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank hleonard
Reviewed October 22, 2017

I was walking back to the ferry when I literally stumbled upon this place. Wonderful for the kids with lots of swing sets and play areas.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Shelley K
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Great park, beautiful view of the harbor, easy walk from town. Enjoyed the view from one of many park benches. Great playground for kids.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank dpete1
Reviewed August 8, 2017

It's a beautiful view but I wouldn't take my kids swimming there (my personal opinion)! Watch people put their boats in, sit around and eat your lunch or walk over to the White Elephant. They have a stage and kids usually run around & I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank piperwings
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Picturesque setting, no waves, attentive life guards, play ground (larger for older kids, smaller set for toddlers) & swings, green grass area, snack bar, showers, activities (see scheduled activities) what is not to love?

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Todd C
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We've been going to children's beach for years. As a regular Nantucket visitor since the early 80's, this beach has always been one of our favorites. Calm waters, beautiful views of the inner harbor and great swimming. Watch the ferry boats come and go!!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Christopher N
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
White Elephant
495 reviews
.06 miles away
White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
159 reviews
.11 miles away
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
986 reviews
.17 miles away
The Veranda House Hotel Collection
639 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 152 nearby restaurants
The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream
602 reviews
.16 miles away
Oran Mor
339 reviews
.14 miles away
347 reviews
.22 miles away
Breeze Restaurant
154 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 135 nearby attractions
Whaling Museum
1,448 reviews
.16 miles away
Brant Point Lighthouse
311 reviews
.09 miles away
Nantucket Atheneum
103 reviews
.25 miles away
Steamship Authority
122 reviews
.16 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Children's Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
Atlanta, GA
Children's Beach Portrait (2 Replies)
Do you have a recommendation for a photographer to shoot a beach portrait featuring children? Looking for that ultimate sunset photo with the kids by the ocean. Thank you.
May 08, 2007|
Response fromcrimsonmom|
There was a post not long ago on this forum about that issue. I don't recall the contents but you can probably search it. I know that when I stayed at Sandestin there were promotional materials there about a beach photographer that you simply had to show up to see around sunset at the Sandestin beach.
Children's Beach - Restaurant (2 Replies)
Last year we got up early on our first vacation day to take our kids to Children's beach for play and a yummy breakfast. Instead we found that the restaurant we have been going to forever is now an ice cream shack. WHAT A LETDOWN! Does anyone know if the ice cream shack failed and the breakfast place is back in business? We leave on Saturday for our annual trip. Thanks!
July 09, 2008|
Response fromTristramsgirl|
Yes, it is currently an ice cream shack. I kinda like it...I would love for the Westender in Madaket to serve ice cream too!