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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
hleonard
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Suffolk NY
Perfect for a 19 month old wild toddler

Our daughter was so ready to get out of the stroller! She had a blast at the park. They had balls... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
2girlsinparis
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Paris, France
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Perfect beach for kids - calm water, picnic area, playground, activities and food stands.
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Harbor View Way, Nantucket, MA 02554
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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
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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
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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
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The beach is close to Inns and houses, however, very small and close to the docks. No bathrooms, or places to grab food. True to the name, this is a great place to bring the kids, with a grassy area and playground.

Date of experience: June 2017
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sed294
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.
bpilko
Philadelphia
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!