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Address: 439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02659
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Great Beach for the Grandchildren

We traveled to the Ridgevale Beach this past Saturday and had a great time. The beach is beautiful and there is an inlet that our grandchildren had a terrific time collecting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
Paul H
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We traveled to the Ridgevale Beach this past Saturday and had a great time. The beach is beautiful and there is an inlet that our grandchildren had a terrific time collecting crabs and small fish with nets in the tidal pools. It is a super beach for families.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a sheltered beach with ocean access and a small creek, if you prefer large waves or looking for a place to surf this is not a place for you. If you enjoy swimming in calm waters or walking on a sandbar during low tide, this is a great place. There is a rental place on site that has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is one of the nicer beaches on the south coast of Chatham. Has a nice snack bar where they also rent Sunfish and Hobie Cats. We rented the latter and had a great time on a cloudy, windy day!

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Boston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

No waves, sand is like gravel. Great place for families including little kids. Water was warm. I prefer cooler water and more waves. Nice sand is a plus too. This was weird sand. Bridge is a pain too. Sounds quaint but you have to wait for people with strollers or coolers because it's narrow. Won't bother again

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Through the years the beach landscape has changed but it has a wonderful inlet for children to play in and explore the sea life. Kids will easily be kept occupied.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Wow, great beach for family...especially young kids. We had no problem with parking at 10:30am. Plenty to do including kayak and paddle board rental, snack bar, bathrooms, etc. Tidal pool is great for young kids - lots of wildlife to check out and shallow water. Ocean side was calm and water temp was perfect. Lots of beach area - crowded... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ridgevale Beach is extremely popular due to the inlet or as better known "the creek" side. There is an inlet where the water is calm and the hermit crabs are plentiful. Children spend the entire day catching and releasing all kinds of sea creatures. Be sure to bring your nets and pails. If you do not, they are sold at... More 

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Somerville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

One early morning in July while riding around with my son and his three small children we stopped at Ridgevale Beach. The early morning hour made for gentle conditions at this lovely spot. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the beach over a small bridge that brings one to the small tidal pools before the main... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

My children love this beach. It offers a sheltered salt ocean pond area as well as ocean front for the older folks. Keep an eye on the tide though-beach area will disappear as tide rises. Need to pay or have beach parking pass. Concession stand available.

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Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Ridgevale beach is the second largest of the three south facing Chatham Beaches. Parking is not large so get there early. If you are a resident you can get a beach pass. If not it costs $20 a day. There is a concession stand adjacent to the parking lot. There is lots of sand, small inlets for kids, and a... More 

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